Megan Giddingsa short fiction writer and author of two novels, will visit Ohio University in 2023 spring literature festival, There will be free public readings and lectures on March 29-30.
Giddings will give public readings and craft talks.
Giddings’ latest work “The Woman Could Fly” was published by Amistad on August 9, 2022. The book has been described by Giddings as “a piercing dystopian novel about the unbreakable bond between a young woman and her enigmatic mother, which explores the limits women face and the power they hold”. . They must be violated and transcended” and “cleverly blends an insight into racial imbalance with her harrowing parable of almighty patriarchy.”
“The Women Could Fly” is an intellectual novel whose prose effortlessly flies between family history and complex social structures. Although ostensibly about witches, Giddings uses both the real and the unreal to great effect.
The novel has been featured on multiple best of lists, including The Washington Post’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of 2022, Vulture’s Best Fantasy Books of 2022, and The New York Times Editor’s Choice.
Gidding’s first novel “lakewood” was published in 2020. Gidding’s articles have appeared in Story Magazine, The Iowa Review, Catapult, and Gulf Coast., Widely anthologyed, including Best of the Net., Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fiction, and Best Small Fiction.
2023 Spring Literature Festival Schedule
Wednesday March 29th
19:30 Lecture by Barry Jan Borich
8:30 p.m. Reading by Dennis Duhamel
Thursday, March 30
10am: Lecture by Megan Giddings
11am: Lecture by Dennis Duhamel
5:00 p.m.: Reading by Barry Jan Borich
6 p.m.: Megan Giddings reading
https://www.ohio.edu/news/2023/03/2023-spring-literary-festival-welcomes-novelist-megan-giddings-march-29-30 Spring 2023 Literature Festival welcomes novelist Megan Giddings March 29-30