Gina Berriault Award Reading: Suzanne Rivecca

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Photo of Suzanne Rivecca wearing a beanie
Suzanne Rivecca will read from her collection of short stories, Death is Not an Option, and copies of the book will be for sale. "[Rivecca's] talent allows her to impressively flex the muscle of fiction, making us keep our attention where it belongs -- on these bracing stories promising a fine career." -- National Public Radio. Free.
Humanities Building, The Poetry Center
Fourteen Hills Press
Creative Writing Department
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Suzanne Rivecca

Death is Not an Option (W.W. Norton and Co., 2010) was a finalist for The Story Prize, Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award.

Rivecca, raised in West Michigan, is the recipient of the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and writing fellowships from Stanford University, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and National Endowment for the Arts. Her short stories have received two Pushcart Prizes and inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2013.

Gina Berriault Award

Professor Peter Orner, in conjunction with Fourteen Hills Press, inaugurated the Gina Berriault Award in 2009 to pay homage to the eponymous writer, a former SF State professor who with every story embodied a certain selflessness and unflinching compassion. The award is given annually to a writer with a similar spirit who has shown a love for storytelling and a commitment to helping young writers.

Fourteen Hills Press

Fourteen Hills Press established its nonprofit literary journal, Fourteen Hills: The San Francisco State University Review, in 1994. Staffed and produced by graduate students in the SF State Creative Writing Department, the journal’s alumni includes recipients of Pulitzer, Pushcart and O. Henry prizes, as well as state laureate recognition.