Dallas-based authors Merritt Tierce and
Dallas-based authors Merritt Tierce and Kendra Greene. Tierce earned rave reviews and accolades for her debut novel, Love Me Back, a gripping, semi-autobiographical tale of a young woman working in a Dallas steakhouse. Greene has been the writer-in-residence at the Dallas Museum of Art and is working on a series of chapbooks called, Anatomy of a Museum, which explores museums in Iceland. They will both read from their most recent work and then participate in a moderated Q&A.
Merritt Tierce was born and raised in Texas. She received her MFA in fiction writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was named a Meta Rosenberg Fellow. In 2011, she was a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. Her first published story, Suck It, was anthologized in the 2008 New Stories from the South, edited by ZZ Packer. Her work will also be featured in the forthcoming collection, Dallas Noir, edited by David Hale Smith. Love Me Back was her first novel with which she got national attention.
Kendra Greene began her museum career adhering text to the wall one vinyl letter at a time, and now serves as the Writer in Residence of the Dallas Museum of Art. As a Jacob K. Javits Fellow, she earned an MFA in Nonfiction from the University of Iowa and a Graduate Certificate from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She is the current Art Director of Defunct magazine and an occasional recorder of audio books. She writes about museums and records radio essays and spends not enough time locking up wood type on a Vandercook proof press. If you go further back into her past, there’s a childhood in California, a degree in Philosophy, and a lot of museum work, interrupted by a Fulbright to teach English in South Korea.
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(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas