"champagne and other movie drinks" presents jenny pritchett's chapbook release party
featuring readings by
Jenny Pritchett is the author of At or Near the Surface, the 2008 Michael Rubin Chapbook Award winner, judged by Tin House managing editor Holly MacArthur. Stories from the collection have appeared or are upcoming in Southwest Review, Northwest Review, Boulevard, Salt Hill, and Fiction Attic; one was chosen by Steve Almond for the Best of the Web 2008 anthology from Dzanc Books.
Jenny has been a writer-in-residence at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois, and a fellowship recipient at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She holds a degree in magazine journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and an MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State University. She has taught or spoken to students about writing and literary journals at SFSU, California College of the Arts, and Ex'Pression College for Digital Arts. She lives and writes in San Francisco.
Fourteen Hills Press, funded by the Humanities Department of San Francisco State University, publishes a book of poetry or fiction on alternating years, with a contest judged by an independent writer or editor. Fourteen Hills also publishes a biannual, international, award-winning literary journal of fiction, poetry, and one-act plays, including work from writers such as Gina Ochsner, Robert Gluck, Lydia Davis, Mary Gaitskill, Denise Levertov, Kim Addonizio, Ray Bradbury, Peter Orner, Pam Houston, Robert Creeley, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
"In fifteen wonderful stories, Jenny Pritchett stirs up a remarkable amount of grit and glory. These characters, as they stumble through their loves and losses, will remind you just how dangerous it is to be alive." Robin Romm, author of The Mother Garden and The Mercy Papers
Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/millionfishes
Added by ulrika_da on October 25, 2008