Ann Beattie in association with Chapman University

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The outstanding Ann Beattie will share her remarkable stories that will be read by exceptional talent. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the author and actors.

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  • Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections, in John Updike’s The Best American Short Stories of the Century, and in Jennifer Egan’s The Best American Short Stories 2014. She received the PEN/Malamud Award in 2000 for achievement in the short story and the Rea Award in 2005. Beattie was the Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia (Emerita) and is currently a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters and of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The night’s performance will be presented in association with the Chapman University Department of English.


Joely Fisher read Find and Replace by Ann Beattie.

Kiera Quealy read Downhill by Ann Beattie.

Christopher Gorham read Distant Music by Ann Beattie.


Produced and directed by Cedering Fox.