Fiction Writer Robert Glick to read from his work Two Californias.
As part of the Trias Writers series and Writers Reading, award-winning fiction writer Robert Glick will give a reading from his collection of short stories Two Californias on Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blackwell Room.
Two Californias tells the “intricately woven story of vivid characters” set in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. The work portrays three characters: a young boy, an Anarchist and a teenager, whose narratives intertwine to examine how people come to terms with tragedy within their families and friendships.
The work has received significant blurbs:
Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, describes the short story as, “… a rollickingly alive debut!”
Laird Hunt, author of Kind One and The Evening Road says, “Two Californias is a fizzing, crackling, nightmarish wonderfest. I was in from the dusty oaks in the first paragraph to the rattlesnake in the last.”
An Associate Professor of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Glick has been published in The Normal School, Denver Quarterly, Black Warrior Review and The Gettysburg Review. His non-fiction piece, “shrinking the monster,” won the Diagram Essay Prize in 2013. Excerpts from his current project, the novel-in-progress “The Paradox of Wonder Woman’s Airplane,” won national competitions from Summer Literary Seminars and the New Ohio Review; other excerpts have appeared in The Collagist, the Los Angeles Review, and most recently, the 2018 Masters Review anthology.
Glick received his M.A. in performance art from San Francisco State University, and his Ph.D. from University of Utah in literature and creative writing. Prior to moving to Rochester, he spent 10 years living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The reading is sponsored by Writers Reading and the Trias Residency for Writers. The residency is named for Peter J. Trias ’70, a poet who authored The House in Venice. His gift to the Colleges established the Peter J. Trias ’70 Endowed Fund for Poetry and Creative Writing, to help attract poets and writers of distinction to the campus.