Meetinghouse Reading Series: Fiction on March 3rd

Meetinghouse is excited to host a virtual reading and conversation with three fiction writers from our inaugural issue, Becky Mandelbaum, Alyssa Freeman-Moser, and Dartmouth's own Jordan McDonald. Please join us for the second reading in our winter series on March 3rd, 2021 from 5-6 pm followed by a discussion on creativity during the pandemic, finding community in writing, and the future of literary journals.

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Becky Mandelbaum is the author of The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals and Bad Kansas, which received the 2016 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, the 2018 High Plains Book Award for First Book, and was a Kansas Notable Book in 2018.


Her work has appeared in One Story, The Sun, The Missouri Review, The Georgia Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, Necessary Fiction, Hobart, Prairie Schooner, Electric Literature, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and has been featured on Medium. She has received fellowships from Writing by Writers, a residency from The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and was a finalist for the 2019 Disquiet Literary Prize in Fiction and the 2020 Nelson Algren Award.


Alyssa Freeman-Moser is a second year MA in English student at Kansas State University. She lives in the DC area with her husband and her beagle mix, Franklin. This is her first publication. 


Jordan McDonald was born in Washington, D.C. and is a writer, editor, and cultural worker from the DMV. Her essays, criticism, fiction, and poetry have been published in HuffPost, Artsy, The Offing, Africa is a Country, Bitch Media, Smithsonian Voices, Hayden's Ferry Review, Baltimore Sun, Teen Vogue, and more. She is a Dartmouth '21 and editor in chief of Black Praxis, as well as a contributing editor for Meetinghouse.