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Functionally Literate presents: Matthew Salesses

January 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our first Function of the new year, in the Mandell Theater of the Shakespeare Center, featuring readings by:


Beer & wine by donation. Books for sale by Bookmark It. Book signing to follow the reading. Afterparty to follow the signing.

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Matthew Salesses is the author of The Hundred-Year Flood, an Amazon Best Book of September and a Kindle First pick, and a season’s best selection at Buzzfeed (twice), Refinery29, and Gawker. His other books include I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying, Different Racisms, and The Last Repatriate. Matthew was adopted from Korea and has written about adoption, race, and parenting for NPR’s Code Switch, The New York Times Motherlode, Salon, The Toast, The Millions, the Center for Asian American Media, The Rumpus, and The Good Men Project, among others.

Kristen Arnett is a fiction and essay writer who has held fellowships at Kenyon Review, Tin House, and Lambda Literary Foundation. She was awarded Ninth Letter’s 2015 Literary Award in Fiction and was named an honorable mention for Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers. Her work has either appeared or is upcoming at Normal School, Tin House Flash Fridays/The Guardian, Ninth Letter, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is currently finishing up her first short fiction collection.


January 16, 2016
7:00 pm


John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center
812 E. Rollins St
Orlando, FL 32803 United States