Catherine Carberry Reading 1/26 – 2/1

Catherine CarberryCatherine Carberry earned her MFA in fiction from Bowling Green State University, where she served as Assistant Editor of Mid-American Review. Her fiction has been broadcast on NPR and has appeared in publications including North American Review, Indiana Review, Greensboro Review, Sou’wester, and Tin House’s Open Bar. She currently serves as Assistant Editor of Bartleby Snopes, frequently contributes book reviews to The Rumpus, and is an intern at The Paris Review.

A flash fiction piece Catherine described as “carved into her brain” is Nate Och’s “The Mask.”

Two recent stories by Catherine are “The Open Country of a Woman’s Heart” at the Tin House Open Bar and “There is Land Everywhere” in The Baltimore Review.

Catherine’s thoughts on what she is and isn’t looking for this week: ” I’m compelled by fiction that is economical and inventive with language, without sacrificing the story’s heartbeat. I’m looking for a balance of exposition and dramatic action, with close attention to sentence-level craft. I’m typically turned off by stories that end in a sudden epiphany, or stories that don’t rise above the anecdotal. “

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