Pam Houston & Margaret McMullan: Brunch and Stories

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Thanks to our partners at Microsoft, WordTheatre hosted brunch and stories with Margaret McMullan and Pam Houston. Guests were treated to complimentary valet parking and a catered brunch by Schaffer’s Genuine Foods with a mimosa bar, coffee, and tea. Performances were followed by a Q&A with the author and book signings of purchased books courtesy of Small World Books.

Margaret McMullan is the author of six award winning novels including In My Mother’s House (Pen/Faulkner nominee), Cashay (a Chicago Public Library 2009 Teen Book Selection), When I Crossed No-Bob (2011 Mississippi Center for the Book selection at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. among others), When I Crossed No-Bob and How I Found the Strong (both winners of the Mississippi Arts and Letters Award for Best Fiction in 2004 and 2008). McMullan’s latest novel, Sources of Light, is an American Library Association 2011 Best Book for Young Adults, a Best 2011 Book of Indiana, and a Chicago Public Library Teen Selection. Margaret’s short stories and essays have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Ploughshares, Southern Accents, TriQuarterly, among other notable publications.

Pam Houston is the author of two collections of linked short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, the novel, Sight Hound, and a collection of essays, A little More About Me. Her most recent novel, Contents May Have Shifted was published in 2012. Her stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards, The 2013 Pushcart Prize, and Best American Short Stories of the Century. She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA award for contemporary fiction, The Evil Companions Literary Award and multiple teaching awards.

Performances by:

Camryn Manheim (The Practice, Criminal Minds) read “How to Talk to a Hunter” by Pam Houston.

Gregg Henry (Guardians of the Galaxy, Scandal) read “Aftermath Lounge” by Margaret McMullan.

Joely Fisher (‘Til Death, The Mask) read “Moving from One Body of Water to Another” by Pam Houston.

Hattie Winston (Jackie Brown, The Soul Man) read “The Man Who Painted Fences” by Margaret McMullan.

Produced and directed by Cedering Fox.