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Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction: author readings

October 30, 2022, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

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A Virtual Reading and Author Chat

Join us as we celebrate the winners of Nimrod International Journal’s 44th Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction: First Prize-winner Treena Thibodeau and Second Prize-winner Ellen Rhudy. Treena and Ellen will read their winning stories and then chat with 2022 fiction judge Toni Jensen about fiction, their tips for aspiring writers, what’s next for each of them and more. We’ll finish the celebration with a fiction reading by Toni Jensen.

Toni Jensen, judge for Nimrod’s 2022 Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, is the author of Carry, a memoir-in-essays about gun violence, land and Indigenous women’s lives. An NEA Creative Writing Fellowship recipient in 2020, she has published essays in Orion, Catapult and Ecotone. She is also the author of the short story collection From the Hilltop. She teaches creative writing and translation at the University of Arkansas and at the Institute of American Indian Arts’s low-residency M.F.A. program. She won Nimrod’s 2006 Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction for her story At the Powwow Hotel. She is Métis.

Ellen Rhudy lives in Columbus, Ohio, where she is an M.F.A. candidate in fiction at Ohio State University and fiction editor at The Journal. She was the second prize-winner of Nimrod’s 2018 Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, and her work has appeared in Northwest Review, Story, Split Lip and The Cincinnati Review. She recently completed a collection of stories and is working on a novel.

Treena Thibodeau’s work has appeared in The Lascaux Review, Barrelhouse, Pithead Chapel, Hobart, Olit, Atticus Review, The Rumpus and Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and has received support from the Vermont Studio Center and the Gulkistan Center in Iceland. She directs the reading series TGI (www.TGIcast.com) and holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Columbia University.

This event is free and open to the public. Register online.


October 30, 2022
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
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