If you're as big a fan as I am of Jennifer Egan's mind-blowing novel A Visit From the Goon Squad, mark your calendar.
Egan will be the first reader in the summer installment of the University of Tampa's Lectores series. The series is part of UT's low-residency creative writing MFA program, and twice a year it presents an impressive roster of the program's faculty reading from and signing their books.
Egan's 2011 novel, A Visit From the Goon Squad, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction. Her next book, a historical novel titled Manhattan Beach, will be published in October.
Her reading on June 15 will kick off Lectores. Here's the rest of the schedule. The readings, free and open to the public, all begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Falk Theater, 428 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, except for the June 20 reading, which will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 N Boulevard, Tampa.
JUNE 15: novelist Jennifer Egan (A Visit From the Goon Squad)
JUNE 16: essayist and novelist Sarah Gerard (Sunshine State)
JUNE 17: poet Tommy "Teebs" Pico (Nature Poem)
June 19: fiction writer Jensen Beach (Swallowed by the Cold)
June 20: novelist Zukiswa Wanner (London Cape Town Joburg) and poet Silvia Curbelo (Falling Landscape)
June 21: novelist Rahul Mehta (No Other World)
June 22: fiction writer Kevin Moffett (Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events)