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Erica Wright in conversation with Collin Kelley

Erica Wright in conversation with Collin Kelley

Decatur Library Auditorium

February 3, 2020, 7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening with Erica Wright and local poet Collin Kelley as they discuss the writing and creation of thrillers and crime novels. Erica will read from her new crime novel, Famous in Cedarville, where Hollywood hotshots and small-town law enforcement make strange bedfellows―especially when secrets are getting women killed. Famous in Cedarville received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. She is the author of three previous novels including The Red Chameleon, which was one of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Best Books of Summer 2014. Her poetry collections are Instructions for Killing the Jackal and All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned. She’s currently working on a book about snakes for Object Lessons. Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, New Orleans Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is the poetry editor and a senior editor at Guernica Magazine as well as a former editorial board member for Alice James Books. She has taught creative writing at Marymount Manhattan College and New York University’s continuing studies program and currently runs a novel writing group through OneRoom. She grew up in Wartrace, TN, and now lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and their dog Penny. Event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30. Books will be available for purchase and to have signed.