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Reading Across Campus Discussion: Matthew Baker's, "Origin Story"

“Origin Story” was commissioned by the New York Times’ Decameron Project

Start Mon, Feb 08
End Mon, Feb 08

Join us

On Monday, February 8, 2021 at 6:00pm to discuss this heart-warming story.

Please register for the event HERE


“Origin Story” was commissioned by the New York Times’ Decameron Project, which asked writers for stories inspired by the pandemic moment of now. The theme of the Decameron Project is: “When reality is surreal, only fiction can make sense of it.”

Baker’s “Origin Story” spotlights the struggle of a family trying to adapt and thrive as they isolate together.

Named one of Variety's "10 Storytellers to Watch," Matthew Baker is the author of the story collection Hybrid Creatures and the Edgar Award-nominated children's novel If You Find This. His fiction has appeared in publications including The Paris Review, American Short Fiction, One Story, Electric Literature, Conjunctions, and Best of The Net. Born in the Great Lakes region of the United States, he currently lives in New York City. His new satirical and imaginative story collection Why Visit America: Stories was released in August 2020.