Jessica Lee Richardson’s debut collection of short stories, It Had Been Planned and There Were Guides, teems with double magic. Families of spiders, monsters in triplicate and panels of bleacher-sitting grandfathers (who live in a diaphragm!) cohabitate with a starker, more familiar kind of strange in a hyper-real and living tapestry of teenage porn stars, lovelorn factory workers and art world auctioneers. These stories explore the absurd in real spaces and the real in absurd spaces, seeking a way into something else entirely. Learn more about Richardson here.
A reading by Jessica Lee Richardson takes place on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Johnson Auditorium, which is located on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website here.