Jeff Smith 4 p.m., Aug. 28
Halina Duraj, professor of creative writing at USD, will read from The Family Cannon, her new collection of stories.
Halina Duraj brings to her readers an American family, strikingly individual but recognizable to us all — as strange and familiar as home. An escalating neighborhood feud takes an unanticipated turn. A college student visiting Poland learns about drinking, dancing, and some of the more perplexing mysteries of adulthood. A mother opens up about her youth and courtship. A daughter tries to understand her own relationship within the context of what she has been taught about marriage. These tender and generous linked stories illuminate the hidden corners of our family lives and, in doing so, cast beautiful light on the shadows.
- Cost: Free