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JOHN COLASACCO

  • The Writer's Block 1020 Fremont St Las Vegas, NV, 89101 United States (map)

A READING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH JOHN COLASACCO, AUTHOR OF ANTIGOLF, WITH BRETT FINLAYSON AND AURORA BRACKETT

In John Colasacco's world, everything is suspect and mysteries become like posters adorning the walls of a childhood bedroom. With his newest book, Antigolf, Colasacco has fearlessly created a pseudo-fabulist world where our most mundane routines are meticulously inverted and where anything final is merely the onset of a new beginning. Colossaco's other works includes Information Crusher and forthcoming pieces in Hobart, Birdfeast, theNewerYork, LIES/ISLE, and The Iowa Review.

Aurora Brackett is a PhD fellow in fiction at UNLV, Las Vegas' Black Mountain Institute. She is a recipient of the 2013 Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence, the San Francisco Browning Society's Dramatic Monologue Award, the Wilner Award for Short Fiction, a nominee for The Pushcart Prize and a 2013 Sozopol Fiction Seminar Fellow. Her work has appeared most recently in Thrush Poetry Journal, Nimrod Quarterly, Eleven Eleven, The Portland Review, Fourteen Hills and new work will be published in Glimmer Train and Shadowed: Unheard Voices.

Brett Finlayson has a MFA from Syracuse University, and he is presently a Black Mountain Institute PhD Fellow in Fiction at UNLV where he serves as a fiction editor of Witness. His stories have appeared in Beloit Fiction Journal, KNOCK, New Delta Review, Stone Canoe, and Third Coast, among other publications, and his short story, "The The Cortez" was recently featured in Akashic Books' Mondays Are Murder noir series.

Earlier Event: June 27
LOCAL AUTHOR SHOWCASE
Later Event: July 24
WILLIAM WELLMAN JR.