“I don’t want to write any story that I think can be written,” author Nathan Englander recently told Granta magazine. “The challenge and fun of writing stories is engaging with something that seems impossible to execute, so that even I don’t know how it’s going to turn out.” So how did the stories of his new collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, turn out? Hear for yourself tonight at Hunter College’s MFA Faculty Reading, a celebration of new work from the school’s talented teaching staff. The evening also includes Peter Carey, reading from The Chemistry of Tears (not yet published in the U.S.); Kathryn Harrison, reading from the soon-to-be-published Enchantments; and poet Tom Sleigh, reading from Army Cats, which was recently excerpted in The New Yorker.
Mon., April 23, 6:30 p.m., 2012