Kendall Klym: Step Lightly
Thursday July 11: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.
Short story collection Step Lightly immerses readers in the exciting world of dance, grappling with meanings behind movement that define who we are and what we do with our lives. Challenging and expanding accepted definitions of dance, each of the fifteen short stories centers on physical movement as a driving force, placing characters in precarious situations and leading to unusual outcomes. The collection sports a diverse repertory, including a classic yet tragic tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, a dance narrative designed as a multiple-choice quiz, and a recipe incantation that brings back the ghost of a famous ballerina. Step Lightly grapples with meanings behind movement that helps define who we are and what we do with our lives.
Join us on the second floor as award-winning writer and former dancer Kendall Klym celebrates his latest work.
Dr. Kendall Klym has won numerous awards for his short stories, which have been published in literary journals including Puerto del Sol, Hunger Mountain, and Fiction International. In addition to winning the Tartt First Fiction Award for Step Lightly, his collection of short stories, Klym is a three-time honorable mention winner of the Great American Fiction Contest, sponsored by The Saturday Evening Post.