Scott Nadelson Reading

Please join us Wednesday, March 14th, at 5:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Room for the second event of the Spring 2018 Hallie Ford Literary Series, a reading, and publication celebration with our own Scott Nadelson.

Presenter: Scott Nadelson, Hallie Ford Chair in Writing

Title: Scott Nadelson Reading

Abstract: Nadelson’s new story collection, The Fourth Corner of the World, was published by Engine Books just a couple of weeks ago and I hope you’ll join me in welcoming his work into the world! This is collection about outcasts: characters who abandon their lands of origin, sever their roots, and distance themselves from the people they once were. These stories roam geographically and historically, featuring a would-be assassin in 1920s Paris, Jewish utopians in 1880s Oregon, and teenage girls seeking revenge in 1980s New Jersey among their casts of beautifully rendered outcasts and seekers.

Scott Nadelson is the author of four story collections, most recently The Fourth Corner of the World; a memoir, The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress; and a novel, Between You and Me. His stories and essays have appeared in Harvard Review, AGNI, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, and Alaska Quarterly Review, and have been cited as notable in both Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays. Winner of an Oregon Book Award, the Great Lakes Colleges New Writers Award, and the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize, he teaches at Willamette University, where he is the Hallie Brown Ford Chair in Creative Writing.

If you have any further questions about the event, please direct them to me: Danielle Deulen at