Pietrzyk, a writing teacher and the author of two novels, A Year and a Day and Pears on a Willow Tree, has published short fiction throughout her career. Awarded the 2015 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, Pietrzyk’s first collection of stories is a powerful exploration of loss and mourning; arranged as variations on a theme, each piece focuses on a woman suddenly and unexpectedly widowed, but as each experience of grief follows its own course, the stories take different forms, ranging from lists and a quiz to a YouTube link, a lecture on writing and solid, old-fashioned storytelling.
Leslie Pietrzyk - This Angel on My Chest
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Not Signed or Personalized