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Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Reading: Simon Han & Lee Conell
Spring 2021 Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series

Join us on Friday, March 26th at 7PM CST for a free virtual reading by Simon Han, author of "Nights When Nothing Happened" (Riverhead, 2020) and Lee Conell, author of "The Party Upstairs" (Penguin, 2020). There will be an audience Q&A following the reading.

Learn more about Simon Han and "Nights When Nothing Happened" here:


Learn more about Lee Conell and "The Party Upstairs" here:


This event is free to attend for all with registration. After registration, you will be emailed a link to attend the Zoom event. You will also receive a reminder 1 hour before the event date.

Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Department of English. Please email creativewriting@vanderbilt.edu with any questions or comments.

Mar 26, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Simon Han
Simon Han was born in Tianjin, China, and raised in various cities in Texas. He is author of Nights When Nothing Happened (Riverhead, 2020). His stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Texas Observer, Guernica, The Iowa Review, Electric Literature, and LitHub. He has received awards from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, and Vanderbilt University, where he earned his MFA. A former visiting professor at the University of Tulsa, he currently lives in Carrollton, Texas.
Lee Conell
Lee Conell is the author of the novel The Party Upstairs, as well as the story collection Subcortical, which was awarded The Story Prize Spotlight Award. She has received a 2020 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as writing fellowships from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Vanderbilt University, and the Yiddish Book Center. Her fiction appears in the Oxford American, Kenyon Review online, Glimmer Train, and elsewhere; her stories have won the Nelson Algren Award from the Chicago Tribune, and have been shortlisted in Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize anthology.