Downtown Springfield Association
Pagination August Book Club Discussion ~ Extinction Events!

Pagination August Book Club Discussion ~ Extinction Events!

August, 30 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

1150 East Walnut St. Springfield, MO 65806

Join us at 6 PM on Friday, August 30th, for our August Book Club Discussion!

EXTINCTION EVENTS by Liz Breazeale is 10% off through August! Click here to link to our events page, and a link to order your book online (if you like ~ we have lots in the shop!):

In this collection of short stories, Liz Breazeale explores the connections between humans and the natural world by examining the processes and history of our planet. Here, extinction events come in all sizes and shapes, as volcanic eruptions and devastating plagues and meteor impacts, as estrangements and betrayals and losses. Dark, angry, and apocalyptic, Extinction Events is a compendium of all the ways in which life can be annihilated.

“In Breazeale’s world a climatologist anticipates the destruction of Kiribati, her island home: ‘We won’t let ourselves be eroded. You can’t disappear us.’ These stories pit our most intimate aspirations against cosmic extinctions—truly spellbinding, essential stories of our time.”—Wendell Mayo, author of Survival House

“Extinction Events is a book for our times. Against the backdrop of environmental cataclysms past and future, the stories here bring to life the fractured worlds of artists and scientists, hucksters and hypnotists, all searching for those relationships that can connect and sustain us.”—Lawrence Coates, author of Camp Olvido

About the Author:

Liz Breazeale is a Missouri-born writer of fiction and the occasional essay. She holds a BA in Creative Writing and a BA in Literature from Missouri State University and received her MFA in fiction from Bowling Green State University in 2015. While at BGSU, she served as a staff editor for the Mid-American Review and taught creative writing and composition.

Liz is the recipient of the 2018 Prairie Schooner Book Prize for Fiction for her first short story collection, Extinction Events, which will be published by University of Nebraska Press in 2019. Her fiction been featured in the Best of the Net anthology, nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and selected as runner-up for the Wabash Prize. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Collagist, Fugue, Pleiades, Salt Hill, Fence, The Sycamore Review, Passages North, Booth, Territory, and others.