Please join us for a reading by Lincoln Michel at 7 p.m. in 106 Richardson Hall, Wednesday, April 27.
This event is free and open to the public.
Time passes unexpectedly or, perhaps, inexactly at the school. It’s hard to remember what semester we are supposed to be in. Several of the clocks still operate, but they don’t show the same time. The red bells, affixed in every room, erupt several times each day, yet the intervals between the disruptions wax and wane with an unknown algorithm. The windows are obscured by construction paper murals. Consequently, the sun rises and falls in complete ignorance of those of us attending the school. Many of us participated in the decorations in some lost point of childhood. A few of us still have dried glue under our fingernails. —from “Our Education,” a short story from Lincoln Michel’s collection Upright Beasts
Lincoln Michel is is the author of Upright Beasts and the co-editor of Gigantic Worlds. He is co-founder and co-editor of Gigantic magazine and the editor-in-chief of Electric Literature online. He is known for his “genre-bending” stories (oprah.com) and has been called “one of the country’s most respected literary journalists” (mensjournal.com). He is a frequent contributor to Noon (literary annual) and has been published by Granta, Tin House, BOMB, Oxford American, The Believer, and The Paris Review Daily, among other places. In 2015, he won a Pushcart Prize.