Ann Pancake, fiction writer, essayist and environmental activist, will read from her work at The Georgia Review’s sixth annual Earth Day program April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Day Chapel of the State Botanical Garden. Local music duo Hawk Proof Rooster will open the evening with a brief concert and also will play during the reception that follows Pancake’s presentation.
Pancake has had two short stories and an essay published in The Georgia Review. “Arsonists” explores the mysterious circumstances under which the homes of anti-coal-policy residents begin going up in flames.
The second story, “Mouseskull,” is told by a young West Virginia girl-reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird’s Scout-who unravels the tangled forces behind her grandfather’s suicide. “Arsonists” was selected for reprinting in New Stories from the South 2010; “Mouseskull” received a special mention listing in the Pushcart Prize XXXVII (2013).