Hosted via Zoom
Panelists: Josh Bodwell, Robert Diamante, Brandon Dudley and Meghan Gilliss
Moderated by Agnes Bushell
Littoral Books is proud to present a second volume of short fiction by Maine writers, North by Northeast 2. The sixteen writers whose stories appear in this anthology come from all parts of the state. Some are well-known; others are beginning their careers. All of them are keen observers whose stories take us into our own communities – our towns and cities, our woods and fishing villages, our homeless encampments and amusement parks, hardware stores and VFW halls and backyards and bars. Here we meet characters who may seem familiar, but who are bound to surprise us, whose stories are told with verve and skill, and oftentimes, with humor.
Joshua Bodwell is the editorial director of David R. Godine, Publisher and Black Sparrow Press in Boston. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in magazines and quarterlies such as Ambit (London), Glimmer Train’s Writer’s Ask, The Threepenny Review, and Slice.
Robert Diamante is a writer and professional photographer. His writing has appeared in Dillydoun Review, Adornment Magazine, The Dissident, The Waking (Ruminate Magazine), and in North by Northeast: New Short Fiction by Writers from Maine and New England. His photographs are collected in the Jean Byers Sampson Collection at the University of Southern Maine, Brown University Library, and many private collections. He lives in Bangor.
Brandon Dudley is the author of Hazards of Nature: Stories, selected by Sigrid Nunez as the winner of the 2020 Maine Chapbook Series. He lives in Brunswick with his wife and two sons.
Meghan Gilliss lives in Portland with her family. She’s a Bennington Writing Seminars graduate and Hewnoaks Artist Colony fellow, with stories in journals and anthologies throughout the US. Her first novel, Islanders, is forthcoming from Catapult Books in 2022. “Vacant” is part of a growing collection of interconnected stories.
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