Reading with Robert Lopez and Sam Ligon

Robert Lopez is a poetry, fiction, and short story author whose work has appeared such literary journals as The Threepenny Review and The Mississippi Review. His latest collection of short stories, Good People, queries the dichotomous relationship between good and bad. What does it mean to be a good person, and who is to judge? The narrators in his short stories do not sugar coat their truths as we peek into their lives, and readers are left wondering what, exactly, defines human morals.

Sam Ligon teaches creative writing at EWU, and is author of several notable titles, including Wonderland, Among the Dead and Dreaming, and Safe in Heaven Dead. In addition to teaching, Sam is an editor for the "Willow Springs" journal and the Artistic Director of the Port Townsent Writers' Conference.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Good People Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781942658023
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - January 12th, 2016

"Lopez has the ability to give the reader whiplash with his unconventional and bewitching stories." --Los Angeles Times


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By Samuel Ligon, Stephen Knezovich (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780990819394
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Published: Lost Horse Press - April 7th, 2016

"I didn't know how much there was to want in the world until I saw Sheena, and then I wanted it all." These twelve short-short stories, illustrated by collage artist Stephen Knezovich, are as dark and absurd as they are poignant, playful, and true, examining men and women, love and loss, donkeys and goats, and murder, carnivals, and whiskey bosoms. "Nobody deserves love. Or everyone does.