Storytelling and Bonfires with Virginia Overton

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 6 pm to 8 pm

Rain Date: Sunday, November 13
6 to 8 pm
$10 per adult; free for children and members

Join exhibiting artist Virginia Overton around a bonfire in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden, fueled by the remaining wood from the same eastern white pine Overton felled on The Aldrich grounds to create nine site-specific sculptures. Surrounded by Overton’s outdoor works and colorful autumn foliage, enjoy fireside stories shared by local author Lauren Acampora and novelist and Interview Magazine’s Editor at Large Christopher Bollen. Partake in seasonal refreshments for all ages, including S’mores and Black Hog beer on tap. Reservations required.

Lauren Acampora’s debut collection of linked stories, The Wonder Garden, was published in May 2015 by Grove Atlantic. It was named a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and an Indie Next selection, and was chosen as one of the best books of the year by Amazon and NPR. It won the GLCA New Writers Award, was a finalist for the New England Book Award, and was on the longlist for The Story Prize. Lauren’s short fiction has also appeared in publications such as The Paris Review, Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, and New England Review. She graduated from Brown University, earned an MFA at Brooklyn College. Raised in Connecticut, Lauren now lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband, artist Thomas Doyle, and their daughter.

Christopher Bollen is a writer who lives in New York City. He regularly writes about art, literature, and culture. His first novel, Lightning People, was published in 2011. His second novel, Orient, is out by Harper in May 2015. He is currently the Editor at Large at Interview Magazine.