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Tupelo Hassman

Bio

Tupelo Hassman’s debut novel, Girlchild, was the recipient of the American Library Association’s Alex Award. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Harper’s Bazaar, The Independent, the Portland Review, Imaginary Oklahoma, and Zyzzyva, among others. She is the recipient of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen Award and the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award, and is the first American to win London’s Literary Death Match. She earned her MFA at Columbia University.

Sessions

I Found Home in a Hopeless Place

In Madeline Ffitch's Stay and Fight, three women and an infant live together on an Appalachian homestead. When Perley grows up and decides he wants to attend public school, the family faces new and scarier challenges. Tupelo Hassman's gods with a little g follows motherless teen Helen through her junior year of high school. The novel is set in the tiny California town of Rosary where the internet is blocked, and the teens have to rely on radio call-in shows from the neighboring town of Sky to gain knowledge of the outside world.

Moderator: David Russell

David Russell is a librarian, bookseller, and storyteller who is thankful to live in Georgia after spending 28 years in the Buffalo area. He hosted Stories On The Square at Kavarna in Decatur for 7 years. He has performed at Naked City, Carapace, Write Club Atlanta, The Moth, Stories On The Edge Of Night, and Story Spot at Dad’s Garage. He won his first storytelling award at the age of 9 and has been addicted ever since.

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