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High Noon: Poet And Writer Lynn Levin Reads Funny, Serious, And Maybe Strange Selections From Her New Short Story Collection House Parties

March 14, 11:00 am12:00 pm

High Low
3301 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO United States

Come hear St. Louis-native Lynn Levin read selections from her critically acclaimed short story collection House Parties (Spuyten Duyvil, 2023) in which a wide cast of characters pursue whatever right thing or wrong thing they desire—often with weird invention. Readers who love the short stories of Lorrie Moore, Elizabeth Strout, Mary Gordon, Jim Shepard, and Steve Almond will find in Lynn Levin’s House Parties more of the humor, gravitas and irony they admire in contemporary literary fiction. Books will be available for sale and signiing. See more at https://lynnlevinpoet.com Noted for her poignant, witty, and wry voice, poet, writer, and St. Louis-native Lynn Levin published, in 2023, House Parties (Spuyten Duyvil), her first collection of short stories.

The Massachusetts Review calls the stories in House Parties “amusing, startling, poignant, heartwarming.” Write Now Philly says, “House Parties is a triumph of compassion, potent perfection, and unforgettable stories.” Philadelphia Magazine named House Parties one of the best books of summer 2023. Levin’s previous books include the poetry collections The Minor Virtues and Miss Plastique. Her work has appeared in Boulevard, The American Journal of Poetry, Scientific American, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, and Michigan Quarterly Review. She teaches at Drexel University and lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Kranzberg Arts Foundation High Noon offers free cultural and artistic programming, during your lunch hour! The High Noon series features St. Louis thought leaders from across the arts, cultural, and educational spectrum. Spend a lunch hour enjoying presentations and performances in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere – take a break, and feel free to bring your lunch! High Noons in the Listening Room at High Low (3301 Washington Avenue) take place every Thursday from 12 to 1pm.

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