Former DePaul professor Amina Gautier will be hosting a book launch party for her recent short story collection The Loss of All Lost Things.
The event will take place Friday, February 12 at the Women and Children First bookstore at 5233 N Clark at 7:30 pm.
From Women and Children First:
“Amina Gautier’s The Loss of All Lost Things is a short story collection that illuminates the beauty that can be found in inconsolable loss. Leading us through terrible realities, Gautier ultimately leaves us with the promise of hope and redemption. When this collection won the 2014 Elixir Press Fiction Award, contest judge Phong Nguyen had this to say: “Gautier’s stories have you by the throat, and they surprise you with their mercy.” Amina Gautier is the author of two other collections: At-Risk and Now We Will Be Happy. Gautier has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Hurston/Wright Foundation, and the Ragdale Foundation, among others. Gautier was born and raised in New York; was educated at Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania; and has taught creative writing and African American literature at Marquette University, St. Joseph’s University, Washington University in St. Louis, and DePaul University. She currently teaches in the MFA program at the University of Miami and divides her time between Chicago and Miami.”
Visit Amina Gautier online here.
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