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W&L’s Shenandoah Hosts Public Reading for Novelist and Poet The talk is free and open to the public.

Novelist Caitlin Horrocks and poet Todd Kaneko will give a joint reading of their work at Washington and Lee University on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public.

Horrocks published her novel “The Vexations” in July 2019. Her stories and essays appear in a variety of publications, including The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize and The Paris Review. Her awards include the Plimpton Prize and fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the MacDowell Colony. She teaches at Grand Valley State University and in the master’s of fine arts program for writers at Warren Wilson College.

Kaneko is the author of “The Dead Wrestler Elegies” and co-author with Amorak Huey of “Poetry: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology.” His work has been published in the Bellingham Review, Los Angeles Review, Boxcar Poetry Review and The Collagist. Kaneko is the recipient of fellowships from Kundiman and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and his work was nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. He is currently co-editor of the online literary magazine Waxwing, as well as an assistant professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University.

Shenandoah was founded was founded in 1950 by a group of Washington and Lee University faculty members and undergraduates, Tom Wolfe ’51 among them. For a brief time, it was primarily an undergraduate magazine, but under the leadership of student editor Tom Carter ’54, Shenandoah became a quarterly, publishing a cast of international writers including e e cummings, Dylan Thomas, W. H. Auden, James Merrill, Ezra Pound, William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor. The no-fee online journal can be accessed at shenandoahliterary.org.