Southern Lit Alliance will host acclaimed Indie Next author Claire Vaye Watkins on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Arts Building, located on the corner of 11th and King Streets. The event schedule consists of a cocktail reception with Watkins for VIP ticket-holders at 5 PM and a reading at 6 PM. A book signing will immediately follow.
General Admission tickets begin at $15. A student ticket is available for $5 with a valid student ID. VIP tickets, which include the reception, reserved seating, and fast track super powers at the book signing cost $25.
Claire Vaye Watkins’ stories and essays have appeared in Granta, One Story, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, Best of the West 2011, New Stories from the Southwest 2013, the New York Times and elsewhere. Her collection of short stories, Battleborn, won the Story Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. Her first novel, Gold Fame Citrus, was just released with much attention.