The Library Will Be Closed Today, Friday, December 23rd, Due to the Inclement Weather
Celebrate the release of Karin Cecile Davidson's new collection, The Geography of First Kisses. Karin will read passages from her book and discuss the influences behind these stories of love & place.
Join us as we celebrate the release of Karin Cecile Davidson's debut story collection, The Geography of First Kisses, winner of the 2022 Acacia Fiction Prize. Karin will read from her stories and discuss the collection with Michelle Herman, Author and Professor Emerita of English, MFA Program in Creative Writing, The Ohio State University. The stories of The Geography of First Kisses explore the geography and complications of love, as revealed in the book's description: “A New Orleans girl spends a year collecting boyfriends and all the while considers the reach of her misadventures; a newlywed couple travels to Tulsa in search of a horse gone missing, perhaps more in search of themselves; a new mother is faced with understanding the miracles and mysteries of faith when her baby disappears; a young daughter travels to Tallahassee with her mother, trying to unravel the meaning of love crossed with abandonment.” Available now for pre-order, the collection will be released on April 11th.
Author Bio: Karin Cecile Davidson is the author of the novel Sybelia Drive (Braddock Avenue Books, 2020). Her story collection The Geography of First Kisses was awarded the 2022 Acacia Fiction Prize and is forthcoming from Kallisto Gaia Press in 2023. Her stories have appeared in Five Points, Story, The Massachusetts Review, Colorado Review, Passages North, Post Road, The Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. Her awards include an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Waasmode Short Fiction Prize, the Orlando Prize for Short Fiction, a Peter Taylor Fellowship, and residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and The Studios of Key West. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, she now lives in Columbus, Ohio.
EVENT TYPE: | Books, Reading, and Storytelling |
TAGS: | The Geography of First Kisses | Karin Cecile Davidson | bexley public library | author visit | author event |
|Mon, Mar 20||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||1:00PM to 5:00PM|
Bexley Public Library was founded in 1924 and first housed in Bexley High School, now Montrose Elementary School. The present building opened in 1929 and was designed by architects O.C. Miller and R.R. Reeves who drew upon French and Italian architecture from the 17th century for the design.
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