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Faculty Salon Series

The Salon series provides alumni, parents, and friends with opportunities to get together and remain involved with the intellectual life of Simon’s Rock.

The evening will begin with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation followed by a reading and discussion. The fall 2017 series featured Brendan Mathews.

October 6

Boston, MA

October 20

New York, NY

October 27

Great Barrington, MA

November 11

Chicago, IL

Brendan Matthews
Salon Series Features Brendan Matthews

Brendan Mathews

Brendan Mathews, associate professor of creative writing and literature, joined the faculty at Simon's Rock in 2007. His teaching and research interests include contemporary fiction, twentieth-century Ireland, the role of literature in the formation of national identity, the graphic novel, and short stories.

The World of Tomorrow

World of Tomorrow Book Cover

Brendan is the author of The World of Tomorrow, published by Little, Brown & Co. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Ireland, where he taught in the graduate creative writing program at University College Cork. His fiction has twice appeared in The Best American Short Stories and in Virginia Quarterly Review, Salon, Cincinnati Review, and other publications in the US and UK. He has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Sustainable Arts Foundation, and the Sewanee Writers Conference. Born and raised in upstate New York, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his MFA from the University of Virginia.

One of Entertainment Weekly’s 20 Must-Read Books of the Fall

Starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and Library Journal

A Publishers Weekly Writer to Watch

“As rich and raucous as the city it celebrates.” —O., The Oprah Magazine

“Admirably fearless …Mathews has talent in buckets.”New York Times Book Review