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RISTRETTO READING SERIES: Noy Holland, Leni Zumas, Sara Jaffe - TUESDAY MAY 21, 7:30PM

the-listenersPlease join us for a reading that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers, in which Holland has taught for many years, and which Zumas and Jaffe attended. May 21, 7:30pm, Ristretto Roasters Williams, 3808 N. Williams. Coffee, tea, and treats will be available. Wine graciously provided by R. Stuart. Bookslut describes Noy Holland’s most recent story collection Swim for the Little One First (FC2) as “a showcase for the technical possibilities of language.” Holland’s previous collections include What Begins with Bird (FC2) and The Spectacle of the Body (Knopf). Leni Zumas is the author of the novel The Listeners (Tin House), which was a finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award, as well as the story collection Farewell Navigator (Open City). Zumas has been the recipient of numerous writing fellowships, and currently teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Portland State University. Sara Jaffe’s short fiction has appeared in journals including NOON, Paul Revere’s Horse, matchbook, and Publication Studio’s Weekday. She is also a co-founding editor of New Herring Press, a purveyor of prose chapbooks. This event is free and open to everyone, as are all Ristretto Reading Series events. See our Facebook page for more info and information on future events.