Elizabeth Fontaine and Lucas Pingel Reading

February 25, 2016 - 6:00pm

Elizabeth Fontaine will read from her YA novel, Eagle Peak.
Eagle Peak, population 596, has two bars, five churches, and a vibe (or lack thereof) that couldn’t be more different than Sean's native Minneapolis. Moving to rural small town Minnesota, Sean must leave his life of acting classes, going to all-ages shows, and hanging out with friends, to enter into a world of pep rallies, pick-up trucks and country pop. Sean’s old life of theater, live music, and diverse friends collides with his new life in Eagle Peak, and Sean is left confused about what he thought he knew about small towns, the world he left behind, and himself.
“Eagle Peak is a must-read for anyone who has ever felt out of place. It captures the maelstrom of emotion that accompanies this experience well and is something I will be rereading again soon.” -Long and Short Reviews

Lucas Pingel will read from his collaborative chapbook, I'm Sure This Was a Beautiful Place (Strange Cage 2013), as well as pieces from his working manuscript, Happy Apocalypse Day.
He has published two previous chapbooks: All Types of Breath Included (Further Adventures, 2009) and The Storm That Killed the Tree (Pudding House, 2008). His work has appeared in journals such as The North American Review, Poydras Review, Ellipsis, The William and Mary Review, Blood Lotus, and Midway Journal, and he is a regular contributor to Cant Journal.

This event is in conjunction with Seward Montessori School's month long "Read Around" event to promote reading and literacy.