Beams is the author of story collection “We Show What We Have Learned,” a finalist for the 2017 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Award for Debut Fiction.
Her stories appear in One Story, n+1, Ecotone, The Common, the Kenyon Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading and the Best American Nonrequired Reading.
Beams has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her work has also received special mention in The Best American Short Stories 2013 and the Pushcart Prize XXXV.
After teaching high school English for six years in Falmouth, Ma., Beams moved with her husband and daughter to Pittsburgh, Pa., where she teaches creative writing at the Saint Vincent College and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. She also blogs for Ploughshares.
The reading is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow.
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