Five authors to read at college

MIDDLEBURY — Each year hundreds of Middlebury alumni make a rare trip back to Vermont for reunion, and New England Review presents the writers among them. This year brings a range of journalists, novelists, poets and essayists.

Five alumni and faculty authors will read from their work on Saturday, June 11, at 1 p.m. in Axinn Room 229 on the Middlebury College campus. The reading is free and open to the public.

Katherine Arden (2011) has lived and studied in France and Russia, and is the author of the forthcoming novel “The Bear and the Nightingale,” which will be published by Random House in 2017.

Cedar Attanasio (2011.5) is a journalist who has covered the immigration and politics beats for the Latin Times, as well as protests and soccer fandom during the 2014 World Cup in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro for IBT.

Theo Padnos (1991) will read a short bit from a novel he wrote during a recent spell in prison in Syria. The novel is about crime and punishment in an ISIS-like society. He is also the author of “My Life Has Stood a Loaded Gun” and “Undercover Muslim: A Journey into Yemen.”

Christopher Shaw, who has taught at Middlebury since 2003, is the author of “Sacred Monkey River: A Canoe Trip With the Gods” and a former editor of Adirondack Life magazine. His writing has appeared in the New England Review, The New York Times, and many other periodicals.

Jeneva Burroughs Stone (1986) has published poetry and hybrid essays in Beloit Poetry Journal, Pleiades, Poetry International, Colorado Review and other magazines, and her collection of linked essays and poems, “Monster,” is forthcoming from Phoenicia Publishing this fall.

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