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Birthing the Book: A Conversation with Adria Bernardi

Wednesday
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Nov 9
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7:00 PM CST
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The Porch House at 2811 Dogwood Pl., Nashville, TN 37204

Let’s be honest. We writers dream that the books that live inside us will find their way into bookstores, libraries, and homes, will come to life in the hands of avid readers under shady hammocks or in favorite chairs. These books will have splendid covers and rave reviews that honor the love we put into the process. But for many aspiring writers, the journey between finishing a manuscript and launching a book is veiled in mystery. The cogs and wheels of publishing are strangely opaque to the authors themselves. This Porch Happy Hour Series will both illuminate the process, and more importantly celebrate authors who have recently “birthed” their books.

In November we welcome Adria Bernardi, a writer and translator whose publications include an oral history, a collection of literary essays, a collection of short stories, three novels, and eight translations from the Italian. Her novel, Benefit Street, was awarded the 2021 FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Award and published by The University of Alabama Press in 2022.  Her work has been awarded the Bakeless Prize for Fiction, the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, and the Raiziss/DePalchi Translation Award.   She has taught fiction-writing at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.  She lives in Nashville.  You can find Adria at adriabernardi.com.

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