Jun 21-23, 2024

Jonathan Wells

The Sterns Are Listening, the debut novel by acclaimed American poet Jonathan Wells was hailed by The Guardian as “a tight and taut family drama,” and by Forbes as “a deeply felt, richly detailed, and imaginatively conceived literary novel that would be comic if there wasn’t serious darkness at its core.” Wells' 2021 memoir, The Skinny, about growing up in suburban New York in the ’70s and ’80s in an era of toxic masculinity, won comparisons to Tobias Wolf’s This Boy’s Life. Wells will be in conversation with Jesse Sposato.

Presented in association with the DVAA and Radio Catskill.

Jun 23, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Krause Recital Hall, DVAA, 37 Main St, Narrowsburg, New York
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Jonathan Wells

Jonathan Wells’s third collection of poems, Debris, was published by Four Way Books in 2021. He is the author of two previous collections of poetry with Four Way Books: Train Dance (2011) and The Man With Many Pens (2015). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Ploughshares, AGNI, Bennington Review and forthcoming from The New Republic. His memoir, The Skinny, was published in Fall, 2021 by Ze Books/Unnamed Press. His novel The Sterns Are Listening was published in November, 2023.

Jesse Sposato

Jesse Sposato is a journalist, essayist and editor living in the Catskills. She is currently the executive editor at Narratively, and is also working on a grief memoir and a collection of essays about coming of age in the suburbs. Her writing has appeared on Vanity Fair, InStyle, Memoir Land, HuffPost, Shondaland, Gloria, and many others.

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