(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Novelist Paul La Farge and author Melissa Febos will read from their works at Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Saturday, April 8, at 7pm, as part of Volume, the free monthly reading and music series every second Saturday of the month. The readings will be followed by book-signing and a set by DJ Blake.
Paul La Farge is the author of four novels: “The Night Ocean” (The Penguin Press, 2017); “The Artist of the Missing” (FSG, 1999); “Haussmann, or the Distinction: (FSG, 2001); and “Luminous Airplanes” (FSG, 2011); and a book of imaginary dreams, “The Facts of Winter” (McSweeney’s Books, 2005).
La Farge is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Bard Fiction Prize, and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. He was a fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library in 2013-14. He lives in a subterranean “annex” in upstate New York.
Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, “Whip Smart” (St. Martin’s Press 2010), and the essay collection, “Abandon Me” (Bloomsbury 2017). Her work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Tin House, Granta, Prairie Schooner, Glamour, Salon, New York Times, Guernica, Dissent, Poets & Writers, Lenny Letter, Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, Elle UK, Vogue, and elsewhere.
Febos’s essays have won prizes from Prairie Schooner, Story Quarterly, and The Center for Women Writers and she has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air, CNN, Anderson Cooper, and elsewhere. She is a three-time MacDowell Colony fellow, and has also received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Ragdale, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
The recipient of an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, she is currently assistant professor of creative writing at Monmouth University and MFA faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). She serves on the Board of Directors for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and co-curated the Manhattan reading and music series, Mixer, for ten years. She grew up on Cape Cod and has lived in Brooklyn for seventeen years.
Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French.