UMass Amherst Visiting Writers Series Hosts Reading by Edie Meidav

Edie Meidav
Edie Meidav

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for poets and writers program presents a reading by MFA fiction faculty member Edie Meidav on Thursday, April 6 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall. A reception at the University Club (243 Stockbridge Rd.) will follow the reading.

Called “an American original” by the Daily Beast, Meidav is the author of “Kingdom of the Young,” a collection of stories with a nonfiction coda, as well as three novels, most recently “Lola, California” and “Crawl Space.”

Her work has received Lannan, Howard, Bard Fiction Prize, and Village Voice citations, Fulbrights to Sri Lanka and Cyprus, and has been called an editors’ pick by the New York Times. Recently, she has served as a judge for PEN/Bingham and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. A senior editor at Conjunctions and a contributing editor at other journals, she teaches in the UMass Amherst MFA for poets and writers.

Celebrating its 53rd year, the Visiting Writers Series at UMass Amherst presents emerging and established writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The series is sponsored by the MFA for poets and writers and the Juniper Initiative, and made possible by support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the UMass Arts Council and the English department. The reading is free and open to the public.