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Hey, everyone! The January 26th Four Stories is right around the corner! Or more specifically, on the corner—at the Middle East in Cambridge!


  • Christopher Boucher is the author of the novels Golden Delicious and How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive, both from Melville House, and he’s also the managing editor of Post Road Magazine. Christopher teaches writing and literature at Boston College.

    “What a crazed, beautiful book – a joyful example of necessary experimentation, i.e., an experiment whose purpose is to accommodate more beauty and truth. As in his first book, How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive, Boucher makes the world come alive by making language come alive.”
    — George Saunders

  • Chip Cheek's stories have appeared in The Southern Review, Harvard Review, Washington Square, and other journals and anthologies. He's been awarded scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop, and the Vermont Studio Center. He's the former head instructor at GrubStreet and is currently finishing his novel. 

  • Alison Murphy is a writer, military brat, and Program Director at GrubStreet. A graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator program, her first novel, Balagan, was the recipient of the 2016 James Jones First Novel Award. Her nonfiction can be found in Men's Journal,PyschologyToday.com, WBUR, and elsewhere.

  • Laura van den Berg’s debut novel, Find Me, was a Time Out New York and NPR Best Book of 2015, among others, and longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. She is also the author of two story collections, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us and The Isle of Youth, which received the Bard Fiction Prize and the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Laura is a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Fiction at Harvard University and teaches in the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Free for entry, and featuring the usual mingling, laughing, and trading tales--plus the Four Stories style of intellectual inquiry: Ask a great query, win a free drink!!

Hosted by Sari Boren, Steven Beeber, and Steven Brykman!

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Middle East,
Central Square
472-480 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

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