We're pleased to welcome Leslie Kirk Campbell to our At Home with Literati Series in support of The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs. She will be joined in conversation by Tanya Shaffer.
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About the book: A Man with Eight Pairs of Legs is about the ways our bodies are marked by memory, often literally, and the risky decisions we make when pushed to the extreme. Winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, this collection of short stories is a study in compassion and in passion, a must-read for our times.
Leslie Kirk Campbell
’s debut short story collection, The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs
(Sarabande Books) won the 2020 Mary McCarthy Prize for Short Fiction. Her award-winning stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Arts & Letters
, Briar Cliff Review
, Southern Indiana Review
and The Thomas Wolfe Review
. The mother of two grown sons, Campbell is the author of Journey into Motherhood: Writing Your Way to Self-Discovery
(Riverhead). She has received writing fellowships to Playa in Southern Oregon and Ucross in Wyoming. Campbell, a California native who spent her childhood in Illinois, feels a strong connection to the Midwest. She currently teaches at Ripe Fruit Writing, a creative writing program she founded in San Francisco. https://lesliekirkcampbell.com/
is an award-winning playwright and author of the acclaimed travel memoir Somebody’s Heart is Burning: A Woman Wanderer in Africa.
Her plays have been produced by major regional theatres and have toured to more than forty cities in the U.S. and Canada. She now blogs on a host of topics, from parenting to Buddhism to creativity to travel, and hosts the podcast Off-Leash Arts: Conversations on Creativity. Her stories and essays have appeared on Salon.com and in more than a dozen anthologies. Currently based in Ann Arbor, she leads writing workshops in a practice she calls Off-Leash Writing. Website: tanyashaffer.com