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New American Writing: Dylan Landis & Mary Otis

Friday Nov 20, 2009 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM This is a past program

Dylan Landis is the author of the novel-in-stories Normal People Don't Live Like This, a finalist for the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. She has won Poets & Writers' California Exchange Award and published stories in Bomb, Tin House and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Mary Otis is the author of the story collection Yes, Yes, Cherries and her work has appeared in the Best New American Voices anthology, Los Angeles Times, Alaska Quarterly Review, Cincinnati Review, Berkeley Literary Journal, and Santa Monica Review. Her story "Pilgrim Girl" received a Pushcart Prize honorable mention.


New American Writing

This series of contemporary fiction and poetry readings is organized by Benjamin Weissman, author of two books of short fiction, most recently Headless, and professor of creative writing at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00p.m.


Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.