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Solitude Social Club: A Bookish Happy Hour with Marie-Helene Bertino

May 22 at 5:00 PM

Solitude Social Club is Hugo House’s offering to readers and writers seeking connection during the social quarantine. 

Each week we’ll bring a guest writer to share a drink and discuss how they’re finding happiness through art and literature in these distancing times. After the conversation, we’ll break out into smaller groups and get to know one another. 

RSVP below to join the Zoom conversation, or find us streaming on Facebook Live. 

All events will happen at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST. 

Marie-Helene Bertino is the author of 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas and the story collection Safe as Houses. She was the 2017 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow in Cork, Ireland. Her work has received the O. Henry Prize, the Pushcart Prize, the Iowa Short Fiction Award, the Mississippi Review Story Prize, fellowships from MacDowell, Sewannee, and NYC’s the Center for Fiction, and has twice been featured on NPR’s Selected Shorts. Formerly the associate editor of One Story and Catapult, she now teaches at NYU, the New School, and Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Her new novel Parakeet will be published by FSG this June.

  • April 10: Rebecca Makkai
  • April 17: Laura van den Berg
  • April 24: Jess Walter
  • May 1: Christina Chiu
  • May 8: francine j. harris
  • May 22: Marie-Helene Bertino

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