An Evening with Erin Kate Ryan, Author of Quantum Girl Theory

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Author Erin Kate Ryan will discuss her debut novel, Quantum Girl Theory, which draws inspiration from the real-life 1946 disappearance of Stamford's Paula Jean Weldon, a young white student from Bennington College. In the novel she reimagines the various lives Weldon might have lived had she not disappeared.

Ryan is a writer of short fiction whose works has appeared in VQR, The Normal School, Conjunctions, Glimmer Train, among other publications. She's a McKnight Artist Fellow, a James Jones First Novel Fellow, a Pushcart nominee, and the recipient of grants and scholarships from institutions such as the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, and Vermont Studio Center. She holds a JD from Boston University and an MFA from Bennington Writing Seminars, where she was an Alumni Fellow in Fiction. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her partner and found family. Quantum Girl Theory is her first novel.

Book sale and signing will follow presentation.

Presented in partnership with Stamford Pride.