Friday, April 12, 2013
The Box, Galesburg
Marie-Helene Bertino’s debut collection of short stories “Safe as Houses” received The 2012 Iowa Short Fiction Award, judged by Jim Shepard, and was published October 1, 2012. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Pushcart Prize Anthology XXXIII, North American Review, Mississippi Review, Inkwell, The Indiana Review, American Short Fiction, Five Chapters, West Branch, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Storyville, The Common and Mississippi Review’s 30 (an anthology of 30 years of publishing).
She has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize four times, receiving the award in 2007 and a Special Mention in 2011. She hails from Philadelphia and lives in Brooklyn, where for six years she was the Associate Editor of One Story. She has taught for The Gotham Writer’s Workshop and One Story’s Emerging Writer’s Workshop and was an Emerging Writer Fellow at NYC’s Center for Fiction. She has worked as a muralist, diner waitress, receptionist, music writer, and she currently works as a biographer of people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
This event will take place at The Box, 306 E Simmons St., Galesburg.