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University of Chicago Workshop: James Tadd Adcox

  • Terrace Seminar Room, Logan Center 801 915 E 60th St Chicago, IL, 60637 United States (map)

"Get In & Get Out Quick” 
This workshop will focus on flash fiction. By the end of the hour, everyone will have written at least one story.

James Tadd Adcox is the author of a novel, Does Not Love, and a collection of stories, The Map of the System of Human Knowledge, and the former editor of Artifice Magazine/Artifice Books. He lives in Chicago

A lunch will be offered before the workshop at 12pm for those who RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing 

"James Tadd Adcox is a curator of the curious and the intimate, the real and the surreal. More than anything, Adcox is a writer who knows how to make the reader believe the impossible, in his capable hands, is always possible, and the ordinary, in his elegant words, is truly extraordinary."
—Roxane Gay, author of An Untamed State and Bad Feminist

Not since Don DeLillo’s White Noise has a novel made me feel as though the Earth’s axis has tilted a hair the wrong way – not, that is, until James Tadd Adcox’s Does Not Love. This novel is both deadpan funny and sinister, written in prose that’s cool and crisp: a smart page-turner. It’s as though Revolutionary Road had been written by Denis Johnson, and then some menacing FBI agents were thrown in. Three words of advice: Read this book. 
—John McNally, author of After the Workshop