Write Here: Writers Reading - Keith Rosson
Sunday, September 16
Keith Rosson reads and discusses his path to publication.
Keith Rosson reads from his novels "Smoke City" and "The Mercy of the Tide" and then talks about his path
to publication and the publishing process for indie and upcoming writers. Q & A to follow reading.
Keith Rosson is the author of the novels Smoke City (2018) and The Mercy of the Tide (2017); his short
fiction has appeared in Cream City Review, PANK, Redivider, Phantom Drift, and other journals. The Mercy
of the Tide was recently longlisted for a Bram Stoker Award; Jason Heller of NPR called it a beautifully
gloomy meditation on how lives tangle around each other, then tighten in the face of terror and how modern
destructive evils displace the ancient ones embedded in our bones. Kirkus Reviews called Smoke City, an
offbeat, strangely satisfying adventure through a land full of (literal) ghosts. He is also a legally blind
illustrator (which can sometimes be as tough as it sounds) with clients including Green Day, the Goo Goo
Dolls, and Warner Bros. He is a fierce advocate of public libraries and non-ironic adulation of the cassette