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Ben Shattuck and Julia Glass in Conversation at FAWC

Ben Shattuck and Julia Glass in Conversation at FAWC

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Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

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Authors Ben Shattuck and Julia Glass in conversation at the Fine Arts Work Center.

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Join us to celebrate the publications of Ben Shattuck’s new book, Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau (Tin House), and Julia Glass’ Vigil Harbor (Pantheon).

This event is part of ART | FUTURE: 20S x FAWC, a weekend of programming co-presented by our friends at the Fine Arts Work Center. Glitches and culture hackers, climate change, mass migration, hope and healing…. What lies ahead for art and the future?

***This event is at the Fine Arts Work Center.***

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About Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau:

On an autumn morning in 1849, Henry David Thoreau stepped out his front door to walk the beaches of Cape Cod. Over a century and a half later, Ben Shattuck does the same. With little more than a loaf of bread, brick of cheese, and a notebook, Shattuck sets out to retrace Thoreau’s path through the Cape’s outer beaches, from the elbow to Provincetown’s fingertip.

Ben Shattuck, author of the debut nonfiction book Six Walks, is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a recipient of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize and a 2019 Pushcart Prize. He lives with his wife and daughter on the coast of Massachusetts, where he owns and operates a general store built in 1793.

About Vigil Harbor

When two unexpected visitors arrive in an insular coastal village, they threaten the equilibrium of a community already confronting climate instability, political violence, and domestic upheavals—a cast of unforgettable characters from the rich imagination of the National Book Award–winning, best-selling author of Three Junes.

Julia Glass is the author of the novels A House Among the Trees, And the Dark Sacred Night, The Widower’s Tale, The Whole World Over, and the National Book Award–winning Three Junes, as well as the Kindle Single “Chairs in the Rafters.” Her third book, I See You Everywhere, a collection of linked stories, won the 2009 SUNY John Gardner Fiction Award. She has also won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She taught for more than ten years at the Fine Arts Work Center’s Summer Program and is now a Senior Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emerson College. Julia lives with her family in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

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