Marisa Matarazzo is an author from Los Angeles, California. Her debut collection of interconnected short stories, Drenched, was published by Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint. She is the daughter of abstract artist Francine Matarazzo and John H. Schumann, a researcher and professor of Applied Linguistics. She earned her BA from Yale, where she received the Wallace Prize for fiction writing, and the Arthur Willis Colton Scholarship. She was a two-time recipient of the Elmore A. Willets Prize for fiction. Earning her MFA from UC Irvine, she was the recipient of the Dorothy and Donald Strauss Endowed Thesis Fellowship.
Matt Sumell is a graduate of UC Irvine’s MFA Program in Writing, and his short fiction has since appeared in the Paris Review, Esquire, Electric Literature, Noon, McSweeney’s, One Story and elsewhere. He is the author of MAKING NICE (2015).
Matt and Marisa will read from their work, discuss writing as a craft and field questions from the audiences. Drinks will be served.