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Literary House Series: Scream—A Literary House Press Book Launch with Lia Purpura

Date: 4:30pm EDT October 19, 2017

Join us for a creative nonfiction reading and book signing as the Literary House Press releases a special, limited-edition letterpress chapbook by Lia Purpura!


Scream (or never minding) is a Pushcart Prize-winning lyric essay by Lia Purpura, letterpress-printed in a special limited edition by the Literary House Press at Washington College, with original illustrations by local artist Stuart Cawley.

Lia Purpura is the author of four collections of poetry, including It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful (Penguin/Viking, 2015), King Baby (Alice James Books, 2008), Stone Sky Lifting (Ohio State University Press, 2000), and The Brighter the Veil (Orchises Pr, 1996).  In addition, she has authored three collections of essays:  Rough Likeness (Sarabande, 2011), On Looking (Sarabande, 2006), and Increase (University of Georgia, 2000). A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (for On Looking), she has also been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, a Fulbright Foundation Fellowship (Translation, Warsaw, Poland), three Pushcart Prizes, a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, and multiple residencies and fellowships at the MacDowell Colony. Purpura is Writer in Residence at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in Baltimore, MD and teaches at the Rainier Writing Workshop in Tacoma, WA.