Late Night Library held their reading and performance event “In and Out of Town” at Literary Arts last Thursday, October 24. We heard from writer Scott Hutchins, poet Marcus Jackson, and comedian Barbara Holm.
Scott Hutchins, a San Francisco-based short story writer and novelist, read from his debut novel, A Working Theory of Love (Penguin Press). The book tells the story of a 30s-year-old divorcee who explores relationships with a computer that channels the voice of his deceased father. An audio record of the computer’s dialogue accompanied his reading. Scott has won two Hopwood awards and the Andrea Beauchamp prize in short fiction, and currently teaches in the Wallace Stegner creative writing program at Stanford University.
Marcus Jackson read from his debut poetry collection, Neighborhood Register (CavanKerry Press,), and his unpublished manuscript, a compilation of semi-autobiographical poems that capture life’s minute details. His works reveal astute meditations on a range of subjects, from his wife’s brain and teenage violence, to Kool-Aid and his hometown’s drinking culture. Marcus studied at NYU’s graduate creative writing program and currently teaches at Middle Tennessee State University.
Seattle-based standup comedian Barbara Holm closed the evening with witty and energetic observations about the pitfalls of modern dating. Thank you Scott, Marcus, Barbara, and Late Night Library for another spectacular evening at Literary Arts!