S132. Flyover Fiction Series 10th Anniversary Reading

Room L100 H&I, Lower Level
Saturday, April 11, 2015
9:00 am to 10:15 am


For ten years, the University of Nebraska Press’s Flyover Fiction Series has published novels and story collections set on the Great Plains, a region located in the center of the country and referred to either sentimentally as the Heartland or dismissively as flyover country. Four authors will read from their books in the series, followed by a discussion of what it means to be a Midwestern writer.



Kristen Elias Rowley is acquisitions editor of creative works, American studies, and cultural criticism at the University of Nebraska Press. She has worked as an editor since 2006, acquiring memoir, literary nonfiction, fiction, translations, and cultural criticism.

Erin Flanagan is an associate professor at Wright State University. She is author of the short story collections The Usual Mistakes and It’s Not Going to Kill You, and Other Stories. Her stories have appeared in Prairie Schooner, the Missouri Review, and Colorado Review.

Ladette Randolph is editor-in-chief of Ploughshares and on the faculty of Emerson College's MFA program. She is the author of four books: the short story collection This is Not the Tropics; two novels, A Sandhills Ballad and Haven's Wake; and the forthcoming memoir, Leaving the Pink House.

Pamela Carter Joern is the author of three books of fiction: In Reach, The Plain Sense of Things, and The Floor of the Sky. Her work has appeared in Water~Stone, Great River Review, South Dakota Review, and Minnesota Monthly. She teaches at the Loft Literary Center.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center