Thursday, December 4, 2014
Open to all membership levels. Complimentary refreshments.
Chosen by exhibiting artist Mel Chin, Cormac McCarthy’s masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-1800s. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, confronts the extraordinary violence of a murderous gang on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell the scalps. Loosely based on fact, Blood Meridian has been called one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.
The discussion will be led by David Schuman, director of the Creative Writing MFA Program at Washington University. Schuman’s fiction has appeared in Missouri Review, Carolina Quarterly, Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, and many other publications. He won a Pushcart Prize in 2007 and his story, “Stay,” was listed as one of a hundred distinguished stories in Best American Short Stories.