Other Literary Events: Sunday Best Curator Patricia Eakins Reads in the Catskills, August 7, 7:30pm

Patricia Eakins, curator of the Sunday Best Reading Series, will be reading from her work alongside novelist Rilla Askew in Liberty, New York on August 7 at 7:30 p.m.  Eakins and Askew will be performing as part of the First Hearings Series held at the Liberty Free Theatre.  Admission is free.  The Liberty Free Theatre is located at 109 South Main Street in Liberty, New York.  For reservations and more information, call 845-292-3788.


Patricia Eakins, May 2011.


Patricia Eakins is the author of The Hungry Girl and Other Stories and The Marvelous Adventures of Pierre Baptiste (a novel) which won the NYU Press Prize for Fiction and the Capricorn Fiction Award of the Writer’s Voice. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Parnassus, Conjunctions, Fiction International and The Paris Review, which awarded her the Aga Khan Prize.  Eakins is working on a novel and a collection of stories.


Rilla Askew received a 2009 Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  She’s the author of three novels and a book of stories, including an award-winning novel about the Tulsa Race Riot, Fire in Beulah. Her first novel,The Mercy Seat, was a finalist for the Pen-Faulkner Award. Her plays, short fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of venues, including Prize Stories: The O.Henry Awards, World Literature Today, Nimrod International Journal of Poetry and Prose.


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  1. I wish I could have been there!

    Question: do you accept submissions by writers to read at Sunday Best?

    • Thank you for your interest, Claire! Writers who are interested in reading for the Sunday Best Reading Series may send a ten- to twenty-page writing sample (in MS Word format) by email to Patricia Eakins at fabulara@earthlink.net. Please paste a bio of twenty-five to fifty words in the body of your email.

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