About the Event
Tune into BMI’s Instagram account! Our Shearing Fellow Kristen Arnett will be talking books & booze & everything in between, and bringing some joy to our afternoons.
This will be a recurring event with different literary guests every week.
On May 6, we welcome writer and essayist Sarah Gerard.
Sarah Gerard’s essay collection Sunshine State (Harper Perennial, 2017) was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, and was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Her novel Binary Star (Two Dollar Radio, 2015) was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and was a best-book-of-the-year at NPR, Vanity Fair, and Buzzfeed. Her novel True Love is forthcoming from Harper Books in 2020. Her short stories, essays, and interviews have appeared in The New York Times, T Magazine, Granta, The Baffler, The Believer, Vice, Electric Literature, and the anthologies We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida (Burrow Press, 2017), One Small Blow Against Encroaching Totalitarianism (McSweeney’s, 2018), and Tampa Bay Noir (Akashic Books, 2020). Her paper collages have appeared in Hazlitt, BOMB Magazine, The Creative Independent, Epiphany Magazine, No Tokens Journal, and the Blue Earth Review. Recycle, a co-authored book of collages and text, was published by Pacific in 2018. She’s been supported by scholarships and fellowships from Yaddo, Tin House, PlatteForum, and Ucross. She was the 2018 – 2019 New College of Florida Writer-in-Residence.