This Friday, August 21st, at 8pm ET, R.L. Maizes will join Writing for Peace via Zoom to read from her highly acclaimed debut novel, Other People’s Pets, and discuss the development of empathy through creative writing. One of the particular gifts R.L. Maizes brings to her writing, also evident in her earlier short story collection, We Love Anderson Cooper, is the ability to draw the reader deep into the psyches of her characters. We are not only present with her characters as they react to the world around them, but we understand the forces and events that have shaped their lives up to that point. With that understanding, even the most shocking choices evoke empathy and compassion. Join R.L. Maizes this Friday in our Friday Live Reading Series.
About R.L. Maizes
R.L. Maizes is the author of the novel OTHER PEOPLE’S PETS (Celadon Books, Macmillan) and the short story collection WE LOVE ANDERSON COOPER (Celadon Books). Her stories have aired on National Public Radio and have appeared in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading. Her essays have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and have aired on NPR.
Maizes was born and raised in Queens, New York, and lives in Boulder County, CO, with her husband, Steve, and her muses: Arie, a cat who was dropped in the animal shelter’s night box like an overdue library book, and Rosie, a dog who spent her first year homeless in South Dakota and thinks Colorado is downright balmy.
Meeting ID: 834 0976 7580
Join Zoom Reading: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83409767580?pwd=amJwUXA2c3pEMHZ4UWJCdUhOTUZIQT09
Copyright © 2020 Writing for Peace. All rights reserved.