Charles Holdefer - Ivan the Terrible Goes on a Family Picnic

Event date: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 7:00pm

Charles Holdefer will read from his new collection of stories, Ivan the Terrible Goes on a Family Picnic.  "Did the Russians invent baseball? Is there a connection between Babe Ruth’s cross-dressing and Gertrude Stein’s secret mission to New York? What does history tell us about what lies beyond heaven? From the American heartland to Hiroshima, to Paris, to shopping malls and caves with prehistoric art, Ivan the Terrible Goes on a Family Picnic is a wild ride across generations and frontiers of the imagination." - Sagging Meniscus Press

Charles Holdefer grew up in Iowa and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Sorbonne. He currently teaches at the University of Poitiers, France. His short fiction has appeared in many magazines, including the New England Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, North American Review, Los Angeles Review, Slice and Yellow Silk. His story “The Raptor” won a Pushcart Prize. His essays and reviews  have appeared in The Antioch Review, World Literature Today, New England Review, The Dactyl Review, The Collagist, l’Oeil du Spectateur, New York Journal of Books, Journal of the Short Story in English and elsewhere.

Event address: 
Prairie Lights Books
15 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240