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Rebecca Pelky & Gwendolyn Paradice reading for Native American Heritage Month

November 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

Join Perugia Press for a virtual reading and convo featuring Gwendolyn Paradice and Perugia’s latest poet Rebecca Pelky. The event is sponsored by the Westfield State University English Dept. and the WSU S.A.I.L. Program. The reading is free & open to the public, but registration is required. [Here’s a link to the recording of the event. Use passcode: ?PI72f=W]
GWENDOLYN PARADICE (Edward) is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, identifies as two-spirited, and is hard of hearing. Their first collection of short stories, More Enduring for having Been Broken, won Black Lawrence Press’ 2019 Hudson Prize and was published in early 2020. Their co-authored chapbook, Carnival Bound (or, please unwrap me), was an editor’s choice pick from the Cupboard Pamphlet and was published by the press in late 2019. Gwendolyn’s short fiction and essay can be found in Crab Orchard Review, Booth, Hypertext, Tin House (online), Uncanny Magazine, Craft, and others. They retain an MFA from Bennington College and a PhD from the University of Missouri. They are currently an Assistant Professor of Fiction at Murray State University, and when they’re not teaching, reading, or writing, you can find them playing video games or powerlifting.
REBECCA PELKY is a member of the Brothertown Indian Nation of Wisconsin and a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Her first poetry collection was Horizon of the Dog Woman (Saint Julian Press, 2020). Her second collection, Through a Red Place (Perugia Press, 2021) won the Perugia Press Prize. Pelky’s co-authored hiking guide to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was published by FalconGuides in 2021. She holds a PhD from the University of Missouri, an MFA from Northern Michigan University, and is an Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Clarkson University in Upstate New York.


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