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Morgan Talty: Night of the Living Rez

September 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT

This is a virtual-only program via City of Asylum @ Home.

How do the living come back to life?

Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy.

In twelve striking stories, author Morgan Talty employs searing humor, abiding compassion, and deep insight to breathe life into tales of family and community bonds as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. Night of the Living Rez is an unforgettable portrayal of a Native community and marks the arrival of a standout talent in contemporary fiction.

About the author:

Morgan Talty is a citizen of the Penobscot Indian Nation where he grew up. He received his BA in Native American Studies from Dartmouth College and his MFA in fiction from Stonecoast’s low-residency program. His story collection Night of the Living Rez was published by Tin House Books in July 2022. His work has appeared in Granta, the Georgia Review, Shenandoah, TriQuarterly, Narrative Magazine, LitHub, and elsewhere. A winner of the 2021 Narrative Prize, Talty’s work has been supported by the Elizabeth George Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. 

This program is part of the Pittsburgh International Literary Festival (LitFest ’22). Learn more about the LitFest lineup.

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September 12, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT
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