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An Evening with Writer Peg Alford Pursell

Join us for an evening with Peg Alford Pursell, the founder and director of the national reading series Why There Are Words, and WTAW Press. A member of The Writers Grotto, she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

We’ll meet with our host and fellow writer, Kate Moses and Peg Alford Pursell, enjoy light refreshments, and hear her read from A Girl Goes Into the Forest, her acclaimed new story collection.

The author of the previous collection Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow, earning praise from Joan Silber, Peter Orner, Glen David Gold, Antonya Nelson, and Margot Livesey, Peg’s stories have been nominated for numerous Pushcart Prizes and the Best Microfiction, have been performed at Stories on Stage in Sacramento and Davis, California, and twice received the (SC) Fiction Project Award. Peg has been a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award and received the INDIES 2017 Book of the Year Award in Literary Fiction.


This event will be held at Centerfield, located at 68 Hand Avenue, Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Please email to RSVP or for directions.

Join us for periodically scheduled artist talks, guest lectures, residency presentations, roundtable discussions and engaging conversations on art, ecology, food, philosophy and more!  

Earlier Event: September 7
Dinner in the Field