Bushel Collective will host a reading by fiction writers Jeffrey DeShell and Elisabeth Sheffield on Sunday, July 7. Doors will open for coffee and brunch snacks at 11 a.m., with readings beginning at 11:30 a.m. Residents of Cooperstown, DeShell and Sheffield are widely published and teach at University of Colorado at Boulder. 

DeShell’s works include the novels “Expectation” (University of Alabama Press, 2013) and “ArtHouse” (Fiction Collective Two, 2011), “The Trouble with Being Born” (Fiction Collective Two, 2007), “S&M” (Fiction Collective Two, 1997), and “In Heaven Everything is Fine” (Fiction Collective Two, 1991), some art criticism, and a critical book of Poe’s fiction. He was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Budapest, and has taught in Northern Cyprus, the American Midwest and Bard College. He is a professor at University of Colorado at Boulder.

Sheffield is the author of three novels, “Helen Keller Really Lived” (Fiction Collective Two, 2014), “Fort Da: A Report” (Fiction Collective Two, 2009), and “Gone “(Fiction Collective Two, 2003), as well as a critical monograph on James Joyce, and feminist and poststructuralist theory (1998). She has received a National Endowment of the Arts Award (2012) and two Fulbrights, in Germany (1999/2000) and Northern Ireland (2014). She is an associate professor and the associate chair for creative writing at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Bushel is a nonprofit, volunteer-led, mixed-use space dedicated to art, agriculture, ecology and action, at 106 Main St. in Delhi. For more information, visit www.bushelcollective.org.

This event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5.

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