Circle Saturday, October 1, 2016 on your calendar as two phenomenal novelists make their way to Scriptorium to read from their new novels! Be some of the first to hear their new work.
Sacramento State professor Doug Rice is a novelist, photographer, theorist, and scholar. He teaches film theory and history.
Doug is the author of numerous books including Blood of Mugwump (selected by late novelist Kathy Acker as runner-up Fiction Collective 2 First Novel Award, 1996), Skin Prayer (Eraserhead Press, 2002), An Erotics of Seeing (Black Scat Books 2015), and the recently published Here Lies Memory (Black Scat Books, 2016).
Doug’s fiction, memoirs and creative nonfiction have appeared in a number of anthologies and journals such as Avant Pop: Fiction for a Daydream Nation, Kiss the Sky, The Dirty Fabulous Anthology, Alice Redux, Phanthoms of Desire, and others.
He was the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Scholar Award from Sacramento State University, and recipient of the 2007 University President’s Award for Scholarship from Sacramento State University.
His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, which recognizes the country’s top fiction, poetry, and essays published in small presses the previous year.
Doug holds a B.A. degree from Slippery Rock State College (Pennsylvania), a M.A. degree from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh), and studied for his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught creative writing and film studies at Duquesne University, LaRoche College, Kent State University and other universities.
Doug will read from his newest book, Here Lies Memory, which explores the place of memory in the daily practice of living, examines what language and photographs do to memory, desire and love, and investigates what gentrification is doing to the personal lives of those people disappearing from the streets and homes in the Hill District and the North Side of Pittsburgh.
Marc Anthony Richardson is a novelist and artist from Philadelphia.
Year of the Rat, his debut novel, was winner of the Ronald Sukenick innovative fiction prize. A ten-year endeavour, Year of the Rat focuses on themes of critical social issues concerning minorities and the poor, dysfunctional families, sickness and mental disorders, the elderly and the disabled, substance abuse, and over-medicating.
Marc will join Doug at Scriptorium and read from his new, debut novel Year of the Rat.
Save the Date! Saturday, October 1, 2016 will be an incredible evening with two exceptional authors.
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