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Solitude Social Club: A Bookish Happy Hour with Rone Shavers

August 7 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 at the “Tickets” link to join the Zoom conversation, or find us streaming on Facebook Live. 

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


Rone Shavers is a writer who publishes in multiple genres. His fiction has appeared in various journals, including ACM: Another Chicago Magazine, Big Other, Identity Theory, PANK, and The Operating System. Shavers’ nonfiction essays and essay-length reviews have appeared in such diverse publications as American Book Review, BOMB magazine, EBR: Electronic Book Review, Fiction Writers Review, and The Quarterly Conversation. His latest work is an experimental Afrofuturist novel titled Silverfish, forthcoming from Clash Books in September 2020.

Shavers is fiction and hybrid genre editor at Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora, and was a former contributing editor to BOMB magazine. He is also the cocurator of the art exhibition titled In Place of Now: Established and Emerging Artists Explore Black Identity through an Afrofuturist Lens, which debuted at the Opalka Galley of Sage College in Albany, NY.

Shavers has been awarded artist-in-residence fellowships to the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshops, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Arts Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He teaches courses in fiction and contemporary literature at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, and has previously taught at the New England Young Writers Conference at Bread Loaf and at Northwestern University.