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Roar Reading Series

  • Barnes & Noble UConn 1 Royce Circle Storrs, CT 06268 (map)

Join Elephant Rock Books on the first Monday of every month at 7PM at Barnes & Noble UConn in Downtown Storrs. Hang out, listen to some riveting stories, and meet us for a drink at Geno's Grille afterwards.

Lisa C. Taylor is the author of two collections of short fiction, including Impossibly Small Places and Growing a New Tail. Lisa’s honors include the 2015 Hugo House New Works Award and several Pushcart nominations in both fiction and poetry. Alongside Geraldine Mills, she presented at the Elizabeth Shanley Gerson Irish Literature Reading at the University of Connecticut in 2011. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous journals, including WomenArts Quarterly Journal and The Worcester Review.

Sarah Gilligan is currently completing The Genius of Connecticut, her collection of short stories set in the Hartford of the 1980s. She previously wrote a series of essays about her tangle with breast cancer and has run her writing and graphic design firm, Cerebration, for more than twenty-five years. Her work has been published in the Two Sisters Writing & Publishing First Annual Anthology, and she earned an honorable mention in the 2017 Short Story America Prize. Sarah lives in Windsor with her husband and two daughters.

Aaron Tillman is associate professor of English and director of the Honors Program at Newbury College. His short story collection, Every Single Bone in My Brain, was published in July 2017. He received the John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction from Harpur Palate, a Short Story Award for New Writers from Glimmer Train, and he is a two-time Pushcart nominee. More details available on his website:

This event is free and open to the public

PARKING: Parking is available in the Downtown Storrs garage (33 Royce Circle), which is free for the first 2 hours and $1/hour thereafter.

Earlier Event: May 5
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Later Event: May 11
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