Christ Belden, James M. Chesbro, and Ioanna Opidee, all Fairfield MFA program graduates, will share their recent work with a brief Q & A and book signing to follow.
Chris Belden is the author of the novels Shriver and Carry-on, and the story collection The Floating Lady of Lake Tawaba. A graduate of the Fairfield University MFA program, Chris co-founded the Ridgefield Writers Conference and currently teaches writing at both the Westport Writing Workshop and Garner Correctional Institution, a maximum-security prison. He lives in Ridgefield with his wife and daughter.
James M Chesbro is the author of A Lion in the Snow: Essays on a Father’s Journey Home. His work has appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle, America, The Washington Post, Brain, Child Magazine, Essay Daily, and The Huffington Post. A graduate of the Fairfield University MFA program, Jamie lives in Fairfield with his wife and two children and teaches at Fairfield Prep.
Ioanna Opidee is the author of the novel Waking Slow, and her work has appeared in several literary journals and magazines. An English teacher at Weston High School and a graduate of Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, Ioanna lives in Newtown with her husband and two daughters.
Ridgefield Library is located at 472 Main St. in Ridgefield, Conn. To register for the program, click here.