This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.
Joe Sacksteder will join us to read from and sign his new short story collection, Make/Shift.
Readers of Make/Shift will find themselves confronting moments in which status and ceremony are shown to be destabilized, contingent—sorting through the suddenly unfamiliar contents of a time capsule, hanging poolside with parents while their hockey player sons devastate a hotel, and wandering the memory palace of a traumatized valedictorian during a commencement address—all while flash vignettes based on corporate slogans saturate the story collection with greater and greater frequency, like the commercials of a TV movie.
Joe Sacksteder is a PhD candidate at the University of Utah and the Director of Creative Writing at Interlochen Center for the Arts in northern Michigan. His story collection, "Make/Shift", won the 2017 Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature from Sarabande Books, and his debut novel, Driftless Quintet, is forthcoming from Tucson-based Schaffner Press in October. His writing has appeared in New South, Salt Hill, Denver Quarterly, Ninth Letter, and The Rumpus.
Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy Make/Shift from The King's English.
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