The Wells College Visiting Writers Series will welcome Anjali Sachdeva for a reading of her work on Thursday, Sept. 13. The reading will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room on the third floor of Macmillan Hall. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Sachdeva will also hold a master class, entitled "On Speculative Fiction," on Friday, Sept. 14 at 12:30 p.m. in Main Building's Faculty Parlors.
Anjali Sachdeva's debut story collection, "All the Names They Used for God" (Spiegel & Grau, 2018) was recently published to great acclaim. Sachdeva's fiction has appeared in the Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, Yale Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, the Literary Review and "The Best American Nonrequired Reading."
Of her work, the New York Times Book Review wrote: "The strange and wonderful stories that make up Sachdeva's debut begin on this side of reality and slip to the other — often so gracefully, and with such a precise rendering of the fantastical, that we become inadvertent believers."
Anjali Sachdeva is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has taught writing at the University of Iowa, Augustana College and Carnegie Mellon University. She also worked for six years at the Creative Nonfiction Foundation, where she was director of educational programs. She currently teaches English at the University of Pittsburgh.
The Visiting Writers Series at Wells College presents several events each semester featuring authors who have distinguished themselves in poetry, fiction, nonfiction or drama. These writers not only give public readings of their work — they also conduct writing workshops, participate in classes and discussions, and often hold individual conferences with interested student writers. The Visiting Writers Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. See more at wells.edu/visiting-writers.