Philadelphia: Reception and Discussion with Jim Shepard

Date: 5/23/2017
Time: 6:00 PM

WILLIAMS REGIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA

invites Williams alumni, parents, and friends
to a Teach It Forward: Engage talk entitled

The Percheron in the Tunnel

with

Jim Shepard
J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature, and Eloquence

Date
Tuesday, May 23rd

Time
6:00 pm Reception
6:45 pm Discussion

Location
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Logan Room
1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Cost
$10 for Williams Alumni, Parents, and Guests
Includes hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and a copy of Professor Shepard's
new collection of short stories, The World to Come

A consideration of the problems and possibilities involved in constructing fiction from non-fictional sources, with the author’s new collection of short stories, The World to Come, as a partial touchstone.

Jim Shepard is the J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature, and Eloquence at Williams College. He is the author of seven novels, including most recently The Book of Aron, which won the Sophie Brody Medal for Achievement in Jewish Literature from the American Library Association and the PEN/New England Award for fiction, and five story collections, including his new collection, The World To Come. Six of his short stories have been chosen for the Best American Short Stories, two for the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and one for a Pushcart Prize.

About The Library Company of Philadelphia: Founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, the Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library and educational institution specializing in American and global history from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. Claiming one of the world's largest holdings of early American imprints, the Library Company also has internationally-renowned collections in early African American history, economic history, women's history, the history of medicine, and visual culture. The Library Company promotes access to these collections through fellowships, exhibitions, programs, and online resources. To find out more, please visit www.librarycompany.org

Please register by May 19th







Location

The Library Company of Philadelphia

Logan Room

1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Questions?

Please contact Alumni Relations
alumni.relations@williams.edu
(413) 597-4151