Find a Union Writer – MaryEllen Beveridge

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MaryEllen Beveridge is an Honors graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her collection of short stories, titled After the Hunger, was published in January 2020 by Fomite Press. Another collection, Permeable Boundaries, will be published by Fomite later this year. Beveridge's short stories have appeared in literary magazines including Pembroke Magazine, The Carolina Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, The Georgia Review, Louisiana Literature, Crab Orchard Review, and War, Literature & the Arts. She is a two-time nominee for a Pushcart Prize. A previous collection was a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award for a Short Fiction, and another was a semi-finalist for the Iowa Short Fiction Award. She is based in Eastern Massachusetts and the Connecticut shoreline. She is available for readings, workshops, and related endeavors.
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Link to Amazon listing of short story collection, After the Hunger. The central figure in many of these stories is the psychically wounded World War II veteran who is absent. Here the definition of the family is changed, and its re-imagining remains problematic. Challenges are posed to characters' ideas about selfhood and their role as daughters, mothers, sisters, friends, wives and mothers. A major theme of the collection is the search for place--within the family, and within the larger context of the post-war, post-modern world. The search for place often involves a search for faith as well.
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