WORD is excited to welcome authors Christie Grotheim and Andrea Rothman for a discussion about their books The Year Marjorie Moore Learned to Live and The DNA of You and Me. Christie and Andrea will be joined in conversation by Rachel Aydt, an NYC-based writer and teacher.
Please note that admission to this event requires either a purchase of The Year Marjorie Moore Learned to Live OR a $5 admission voucher. Books and vouchers can be purchased online in advance or at the door on the day of the event; advance orders will be available for pickup at the store on the day of the event. The admission voucher functions like a gift card and is good toward $5 off anything in store at WORD on the day of the event only.
ABOUT CHRISTIE GROTHEIM
Christie Grotheim’s debut novel, The Year Marjorie Moore Learned to Live, came out in April 2019. Her stories have been featured in Salon, The New York Observer, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, West View News, Ducts.org, TravelMag.net and Petrolicious.com. More of her published writing can be found on christiegrotheim.com. She lives with her husband and her dachshund in Harlem, and is working on her second novel.
ABOUT ANDREA ROTHMAN
Andrea Rothman is the author of the novel The DNA of You and Me. Prior to becoming a fiction writer, Andrea was a research scientist. She holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and was a reader and fiction editor for the journal Hunger Mountain. Her short stories have appeared in print and online journals such as Lablit, Cleaver Magazine, and Litro Magazine. She lives with her husband and two children in Long Island, New York, and is at work on her second novel.
ABOUT RACHEL AYDT
Rachel Aydt teaches writing and literature at the New School University and the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence. She's lived in New York, below 14th Street, for over 25 years, working for national magazines in staff positions and freelance writing and editing. In 2017, she received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College with a concentration in Creative Nonfiction. She's published essays and short stories in The White Review, Broad Street Journal, HCE Review, and many other publications, and has completed a memoir.
Marjorie Moore always wants more--and often feels she ends up with less. Forever searching elsewhere, she is consumed with wanting, or in her opinion, needing. Feeling trapped by her town and her family, she escapes through shopping, pill popping, and fantasizing about a possible affair with a friend from high school.
“Sharp...sets a bittersweet love story within the cut-throat world of academic research, a great pairing [Rothman] explores with heart [and] smarts.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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