DeMisty D. Bellinger “New to Liberty” Book Discussion

Join DEMISTY D. BELLINGER—poet and professor of creative writing at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts—for her debut novel “New to Liberty: A Novel.”


[In Conversation by ELIZABETH GONZALEZ JAMES and Chaya Bhuvaneswar]
Tuesday May 3, 2022 7:00 PM ET
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave.,
Cambridge, MA 02138
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About the Author:

DeMisty D. Bellinger has an MFA in creative writing from Southampton College and a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska. She teaches creative writing at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. She serves as poetry editor at Porcupine Literary and Malarkey Books. DeMisty’s writing has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Rumpus and The Best Small Fictions: 2019. Her chapbook of poems Rubbing Elbows is now available and her full-length poetry collection, Peculiar Heritage, is forthcoming with Mason Jar Press.

About the Book:

New to Liberty is a marvel. I was enraptured by DeMisty Bellinger’s portrait of a gothic, gritty countryside. This atmospheric novel traces, with great sincerity, sensitivity, and crystal-clear prose, the dynamics of love and courtship, even as it explores lives lived in the haunting aftermath of violence. Bellinger’s is a major, exciting new voice in fiction.” —Timothy Schaffert, author of The Perfume Thief.

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