Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022 Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022
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A Little Advice --Carolyn Ferrell & Gina Sorrell

Centre Congregational Church 193 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301

Carolyn Ferrell
Dear Miss Metropolitan

Carolyn Ferrell’s short-story collection, Don’t Erase Me, won awards from the Los Angeles Times, Ploughshares, and more. Her stories have been selected for anthologies by Roxane Gay and Curtis Sittenfeld, among others. 

Her latest book, Dear Miss Metropolitan, was a finalist for the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
and a finalist for the 2022 PEN/Hemingway Award for a Debut Novel A recipient of grants from the Fulbright Association and the National Endowment for the Arts, Ferrell teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York.

Gina Sorell
The Wise Women

Gina Sorell is the author of The Wise Women, a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, Good Morning America Buzz Pick, People Magazine Best New Book, Today Show Read With Jenna and Parade Magazine Most Anticipated Book of 2022, Canadian Living Selection. She was featured in Toronto Life's Notable Torontonians. 

A graduate with distinction of UCLA Extension Writers' Program, her debut novel Mothers and Other Strangers, was a Great Group Reads selection, and a 2017 best book of Refinery 29 and Self Magazine. Originally from Johannesburg, Gina has lived in New York and Los Angeles, and now lives in Toronto with her husband and son. 

Gina balances the solitary hours of fiction writing with work as a creative director and brand storyteller under the banner of her own agency, Words Make The Brand. 

Carolyn Ferrell and Gina Sorell’s very different books both feature advice columnists.  In Ferrell’s book Miss Metropolitan, three young women are abducted and held captive of three young in Queens, N.Y., across the street from an advice columnist.  When they subsequently escaped, she wonders how she did not realize the girls were there.  

Sorell’s book, The Wise Women tells of New York City’s gentrifying outer boroughs and an advice columnist who tries to help her two grown daughters who have their own problems and challenges. 

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