Literature Is Alive At Emory Presents: Alexander Chee

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Literature is Alive @ Emory's 2017 featured author is the novelist Alexander Chee.

Please join us at the B & N @ Emory Bookstore for a reading from Alexander Chee's 2016 novel, The Queen of the Night, and a Q+A moderated by Atlanta choreographer + dance artist Hez Stalcup.

ALEXANDER CHEE is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in February of 2016. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Slate, Guernica, NPR and Out, among others. He is winner of a 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose and a 2010 MCCA Fellowship, and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri and Amtrak. He has taught writing at Wesleyan University, Amherst College, the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Texas – Austin. He lives in New York City, where he curates the Dear Reader series at Ace Hotel New York.

HEZ STALCUP is an experimental dance artist based in Atlanta, GA. He began dancing professionally in 2012, at age 35. Since then, Hez has created dance and performance pieces for Eyedrum, Dance Truck, ELEVATE Atlanta, WonderRoot, Dance Chance, Flux Projects, Sumptuary Arts, The Hambidge Center and The Lucky Penny. Hez was a 2014/2015 Leap Year Artist with MINT Gallery. He is currently a Resident Artist in The Lucky Penny’s Work Room studio. His goal is to create unapologetic, smart, queer, emotionally condensed, compelling work.
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