Literary Festival

Reading with Matt Briggs, Gary Groth, John Olson
Hosted by Paul Constant

Saturday, October 10, 2015
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Frye Galleries

Break the Genre

What are the boundaries and limits of genre? Readings are followed by a moderated panel discussion.

About the artists

Matt Briggs is the author of eight books. The Publication Studio recently released Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys, a collection of stories, and The Double E, a novel. Briggs first novel, Shoot the Buffalo, was a finalist for the 2006 Washington State Book Award and won the 2006 American Book Award. His stories have appeared in The Chicago Review, Word Riot, BULL, Spork, Birkensnake, ZYZYYVA, and elsewhere. He lives in Des Moines.

Gary Groth is President and Co-Publisher of Fantagraphics Books, Executive Editor of The Comics Journal, and Co-Editor of the Mome anthology.

John Olson is the author of numerous books of poetry, the most recent being Larynx Galaxy (Black Widow Press 2012). He is also the author of three novels, including The Seeing Machine, The Nothing That Is, and Souls of Wind, the latter of which was shortlisted for a Believer book of the year award in 2008. In 2004, Olson received The Stranger Genius Award for literature and in 2012 he was shortlisted for an Artist Trust Innovator Arts Award.