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CHAPTERS Reading Series: Mia Alvar
April 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for the second installment of our 2016 CHAPTERS Reading Series! Electrifying, inspirational and fearless performances from our talented mentees and four professional, game-changing women writing today, all surrounding our (R)evolution theme on Fridays this spring.
Mia Alvar lives in New York City. Her first book, In the Country (Knopf, June 2015), a collection of short stories.
A former Writer-in-Residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, she has received support from the Corporation of Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Blue Mountain Center for the Arts and the Sarah Lawrence Seminar for Writers. Mia’s work has been cited for distinction in The Best American Short Stories and published in One Story, The Missouri Review, the Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere.
Born in the Philippines and raised in Bahrain and the United States, she graduated from Harvard College and the School of the Arts at Columbia University.
“The courage, passion, and insight on display in (R)evolution: The Girls Write Now 2016 Anthology will knock you off your feet. Girls Write Now has created a powerful space for young women writers, and this book gives us a taste of the remarkable work they’ve done—and the great fun they’ve had—in the company of their peers and mentors. To read these pages is to feel hopeful and fired up about the future.” – Mia Alvar on the 2016 Girls Write Now Anthology