Released: October 5, 2023
Pre-Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Longdream2023
What: Santa Fe Community College Library presents an online reading from SFCC professor Austin Eichelberger’s novel-in-progress, “The Longdream.”
About the book (Brief description of the work in progress for back cover): The fall could have killed Darren, but instead, slipping off his apartment balcony restarts his life. After a month-long coma, Darren wakes up in a Denver hospital to his wife crying over him—the wife he’d divorced in his coma dream. Now awake and more reliant on her than ever, Darren must learn to live in his injured body as he’s haunted by lists of rules for masculinity and memories of the man he fell in love with while unconscious. Back at a job he hates and dealing with estranged family, his artistic joy foundering and grief from his father’s suicide festering, Darren must decide what life he wants and make it his waking reality.
Who: Austin Eichelberger is an Assistant Professor of English and Writing at Santa Fe Community College. He completed his MA at Longwood University in 2009 and his MFA in Fiction at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in 2018. Originally from the Appalachian region of Virginia, he is a creative consultant and visual artist in Santa Fe, New Mexico. More than 80 pieces of his creative writing have been published by journals and anthologies, including “Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine,” “Pithead Chapel” and “Nanoism.” His visual art recently appeared in “The Pinch.” He was a finalist in the 2016 Larry Brown Short Story Award and in 2017 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. See some of his writing at austineichelberger.com.
When: 5 p.m. Nov. 15
Where: Online. Pre-registration to attend the online event is required. A Zoom invitation with a link will be sent to registrants the morning of the event. Please register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Longdream2023.
Cost: Free. Space is limited. Participants must pre-register to receive Zoom link.
For questions/media inquiries: Please contact Valerie Nye at the SFCC Library: email@example.com 505-428-1506.
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