Please plan to attend a fiction reading by Traverse City native Stephanie Carpenter, whose short story collection won the 2017 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction and will be published this month.

Carpenter will read from her new book, “Missing Persons” Oct. 13 at Dutmers Theater in the Dennos Museum from 5:30-6:30 p.m., with light refreshments to follow.

Carpenter teaches literature and creative writing at Michigan Tech. Author George Saunders wrote a blurb for her book, Missing Persons, in which he described the collection as, “Inventive, magical, compelling, and strange in just the way life and people are strange. Stephanie Carpenter is a rare and wonderful talent.”