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Galentine’s Day Party with Julia R. Smith, Karen Tucker, Leslie Pietrzyk & Alison Hart at Flyleaf Books

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Galentine's Day Party at Flyleaf Books

Celebrate female friendship at Flyleaf! The evening will feature conversation between authors Julia R. Smith, Karen Tucker, Leslie Pietrzyk & Alison Hart about womanhood, on the page and behind the pen. They’ll also read from their recent works: Sex Romp Gone Wrong by Julia Ridley Smith, Bewilderness by Karen Tucker, Silver Girl by Leslie Pietrzyk,and The Work Wife by Alison B. Hart.

Julia Ridley Smith: Sex Romp Gone Wrong is Julia Ridley Smith’s first story collection. Her first book, The Sum of Trifles, is a memoir published by the University of Georgia Press (2021) as a title in their Crux literary nonfiction series. Julia’s short stories and essays have appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, American Literary Review, Arts and Letters, the Carolina Quarterly, Chelsea, Ecotone, Electric Literature, the Greensboro Review, the New England Review, Southern Cultures, and The Southern Review, among other places. Julia teaches creative writing at UNC Chapel Hill.

Karen Tucker is the author of the novel Bewilderness, which was longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize, shortlisted for the Crook’s Corner Book Prize, and selected as a “Dazzling Debut” and Indie Next Pick by the American Booksellers Association. Tucker’s short fiction can be found in The Yale Review, The Missouri Review, LitHub, Boulevard, Epoch, Tin House, American Literary Review, Salamander, and elsewhere. Born and raised in North Carolina, she teaches fiction and creative nonfiction at UNC Chapel Hill.

Leslie Pietrzyk’s collection of linked stories set in DC, Admit This to No One, was published in 2021 by Unnamed Press. Her first collection of stories, This Angel on My Chest, won the 2015 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Short fiction and essays have appeared in, among others, Ploughshares, Story Magazine, Hudson Review, Southern Review, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, The Sun, Cincinnati Review, and The Washington Post Magazine. Awards include a Pushcart Prize in 2020.

Alison B. Hart is the author of The Work Wife and the forthcoming novel April May June July. Her writing has appeared in Joyland Magazine, Literary Hub, The Missouri Review, and The Millions, among others. She co-founded the long-running reading series at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn and received her MFA from The New School. She grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in North Carolina.


February 13
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Flyleaf Books
752 MLK Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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