Jean Cocteau Cinema launches a new author event series, Author Spotlight, on Monday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. The Author Spotlight series showcases a mix of both local and visiting authors. The first Author Spotlight on Monday, March 7th features local writers Robert Wilder and Anne Valente, as well as visiting writer Alison Wellford. Each author reading will last approximately 20 minutes and will be followed by a discussion and Q&A led by the series’ creator and coordinator, Stephen Jules Rubin, who is also a published writer and performer. A reception and book signing will be held immediately afterward in the Jean Cocteau Cinema Café and Bar.
Admission is $5.00
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
ALISON WELLFORD currently lives between Barcelona, Spain and Allentown, Pennsylvania where she teaches creative writing at Cedar Crest College. Her work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, among other journals, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Indolence, her first novel, was recently published by Outpost 19. www.alison-wellford.com
ROBERT WILDER is the author of two critically acclaimed books of essays: Tales From The Teachers’ Lounge and Daddy Needs a Drink. He has published essays in Newsweek, Details, Salon, Parenting, Creative Nonfiction, Working Mother, Ohio Edit, and numerous anthologies. He has been a commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, the Madeleine Brand Show, On Point, and other national and regional radio programs including the Daddy Needs a Drink Minute, which aired weekly on KBAC FM. Wilder’s column, also titled “Daddy Needs A Drink,” was printed monthly in the Santa Fe Reporter for close to a decade. He was awarded the inaugural Innovations in Reading Prize by the National Book Foundation. His debut novel, Nickel, will be released by Leaf Storm Press in September 2016. Wilder lives and teaches in Santa Fe, New Mexico. www.robertwilder.com https://twitter.com/RobertTWilder
ANNE VALENTE is the author of the forthcoming novel, Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down (William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2016), and the short story collection, By Light We Knew Our Names (Dzanc Books, 2014). Her fiction appears in One Story, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review and The Chicago Tribune, and her essays appear in The Believer and The Washington Post. Originally from St. Louis, she teaches creative writing at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
Santa Fe, NM