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John & Stephanie
JOHN VANDERSLICE teaches both undergraduate and graduate students in creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary journals, including Sou’wester, South Carolina Review, Crazyhorse, Exquisite Corpse, and Seattle Review. His recent books include the historical novel The Last Days of Oscar Wilde (Burlesque Press, 2018) and the child abduction novel Nous Nous (Braddock Avenue, 2021).
STEPHANIE VANDERSLICE teaches creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas and directs the Arkansas Writers MFA Workshop. In addition to her novel, The Lost Son, she has published The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life: An Instructional Memoir for the Rest of Us as well as five books and many essays on the teaching of creative writing. Although she was raised in upstate New York, she spent so much time with her extended family in Queens, where she was born, that it has become her writing territory. Currently she is working on an multi-general family saga set in Astoria that begins with the 1904 sinking of the steamship General Slocum in New York Harbor, which resulted in over 1200 casualties, mostly women and children. She lives in Conway, Arkansas with her husband, John, in a hundred-year-old American foursquare where they raised two sons and an assortment of dogs and cats, often unwittingly testing the city limit for pets.
FEBRUARY 11, 2023
APRIL 29, 2023