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Reading and Q&A with Noley Reid and Wendy Wimmer

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Join us for an afternoon reading and lively conversation with Noley Reid and Wendy Wimmer! Noley will share her fourth book, the short story collection Origami Dogs, and Wendy will share her debut collection, Entry Level.

Noley Reid is the author of four books: the novels Pretend We Are Lovely and In the Breeze of Passing Things and the short story collection So There! Her fourth book, a collection of stories called Origami Dogs, is forthcoming from Autumn House Press. Her last book, Pretend We Are Lovely, was called “scrumptious” by O, The Oprah Magazine. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the Southern Review, The Rumpus, Meridian, Pithead Chapel, Split Lip Magazine, The Lily, Bustle, Tin House, Arts & Letters, and Los Angeles Review of Books. Reid taught creative writing for 18 years in colleges, universities, and community centers. Eight years ago, she gave up tenure to write fulltime but still seeks out teaching gigs from time to time because she misses it so. She lives in southwest Indiana with her two best boys, a rabbit, and the two greatest dogs in the world. Follow her on Twitter at @NoleyReid and check out her latest news at

Born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Wimmer's debut short-story collection is called "Entry Level." It's the winner of the 2021 Autumn House Fiction Prize and was recently featured in People Magazine and the Washington Post as a best new book of 2022. She holds a master of arts degree from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and a PhD from University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Her work can be seen in The Believer, Electric Literature, Barrelhouse, Blackbird, Paper Darts and more. She is the editor in chief of two technology media publications and is the president of the board of The Art Garage. She lives with her husband, two dogs and a cat within earshot of Lambeau Field.