Christopher Chambers will be reading from Delta 88, a book of flash fiction, at 6:30 on Saturday October 10 at Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road in Madison, as part of the Pinney Mini Book Festival.
“These short fictions are spare on words, but not on heart and insight. Chambers’ writing does what good writing should do: offer us characters who remind us of who we’ve forgotten we are. The men in Delta 88 are rendered with a tender, brutal honesty, and what a pleasure it is to see their quiet, brilliant failures unfold before us, so much like our own lives.” —Jennifer S. Davis, author of Her Kind of Want and Our Former Lives in Art.
Christopher Chambers recently joined the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies, where he designs and teaches classes on writing, editing, and publishing, directs the Weekend With Your Novel writers’ retreat (coming up November 13-15), and serves as Managing Editor of Midwest Review. He relocated from New Orleans, Louisiana where he was editor of New Orleans Review for twelve years, and Director of the Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing. His work has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, The Southern Review, Gettysburg Review, The Normal School, Washington Square, Louisiana Literature, BOMB Magazine, and Madison Review, and has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.
The Pinney Mini Book Festival is part of the Wisconsin Book Festival and fast-paced fun for book lovers, with 15 authors reading from their work. The readings begin at 1 pm, and each author has 15 minutes to present with breaks for bookselling, signing, meeting, and greeting. This program is funded by Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Madison Community Foundation.