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Visiting Writer: Hester Kaplan

Hester Kaplan is the author of the story collections The Edge of Marriage, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and Unravished, and the novels Kinship Theory and The Tell. Her short fiction and creative non-fiction have been widely published and anthologized, including in The Best American Short Stories series. She is the recipient of an NEA, the McGinnis-Ritchie Award for Nonfiction, and the Salamander Short Story prize, among others. She was most recently Acting Director of the Lesley University MFA Program in Creative Writing, where she is on the faculty, and is co-founder of Goat Hill Writers ( She lives in Providence, Rhode Island. More about Hester at:

This event is supported by the Rona Jaffe Foundation

Earlier Event: February 17
February "B" Session Begins
Later Event: February 22
Visiting Artist: Maskull Lasserre