Visiting Writer Carmen Maria Machado Hosts Public Reading at Stevenson, Sept. 29

September 26, 2016 7 AM

As part of its Visiting Writer series, Stevenson University will host fiction writer Carmen Maria Machado on Thursday, Sept. 29, for a reception and public reading in the Studio Theatre on the Greenspring Campus, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153. Machado’s reading will take place from 6-7 p.m. and will be preceded by a reception held at 5:30 p.m. in the Inscape Theatre Lobby. This event is free and open to the public.

Machado’s work has appeared in literary venues such as Granta and The American Reader. Her book Her Body and Other Parties will be published by Graywolf Press in 2017.

Machado’s stories explore in fresh ways issues of identity, gender, and history. They are often short and sweet, brief but arresting forays that can surprise, delight, and provoke.

For more information about Stevenson’s arts and cultural events, visit or contact Matt Laumann, Director of Cultural Programs and Exhibitions, at or call 443-394-9699 to request a copy of Art Effects, the biannual guide to arts and culture at Stevenson.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.