Writers-in-Residence Sunday Reading: Janice Eidus

Prior to their Chautauqua Writers’ Center workshops, the week’s writer-in-residence gives public readings of their work, followed by Q-and-A. Janice Eidus, twice winner of the O.Henry Prize as well as a Pushcart Prize, is a novelist, short story writer, essayist, and freelance editor/writing coach. Among her novels are The War Of The Rosens; Urban Bliss; and, The Last Jewish Virgin; her short story collections include Vito Loves Geraldine and The Celibacy Club. Her autobiographical essays about such subjects as her Bronx childhood and life as the adoptive mother of a daughter from Guatemala appear in The New York Times, Purple Clover, Lilith, and elsewhere. Among the 40-plus anthologies in which she’s published are From Sea To Stormy Sea: 17 Stories Inspired By Great American Paintings; Idol Talk: Women Writers On The Teenage Infatuation That Changed Their Lives; and The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories. She lives in the heart of New York City with her husband, teenage daughter, and Cherry, their rescue cat.