Little Star is very happy to invite our contributors, subscribers, and special friends to a reprise Little Star Salon, at the same gemütlich uptown location, this time with novelist Padgett Powell! Date September 22, time 5 PM.
Mr. Powell is the author of the surprise hit, The Interrogative Mood, a novel-like experience composed entirely of questions. This year brings his new book, You & Me, a not-exactly-Socratic dialogue from that venerable American locus amoenus: the front porch. Just now it wins the James Tait Black Prize, Britain’s oldest literary award! Hear Mr. Powell converse with himself, and perhaps others, in an evening of wine and fellowship.
Our salon will be open to our writers, subscribers, and friends. If you would like to attend, join us on facebook and sign up for the event. We’ll draw names from the hat for the available space on September 12 and send directions to everyone we can squeeze in.
Padgett Powell is the author of five novels, most recently You and Me and The Interrogative Mood. His first novel, Edisto, was nominated for the National Book Award. He lives in Gainesville, Florida, where he teaches writing at MFA@FLA, the writing program of the University of Florida. An early portion of You & Me appeared in the inaugural edition of Little Star; there’s taste on our web site here. Powell’s story, “The New World” appeared in Little Star #3 (2012).
Little Star is a mostly physical, but also virtual journal of poetry and prose. Read about our last salon, with Jamaica Kincaid and Mark Strand, in The New Yorker and Character Approved. More immersingly, watch a video of Mark Strand reading salty poems and peruse photos of the goings on here.
Author photo by Gately WIlliams
Little Star Salon #1, May 2011