Emily Pease at The Muse Writers Center

Emily Pease

Let Me Out Here

Book Signing & Presentation  
Saturday, April 13, 2019
4:00 – 6:00 PM at The Muse Writers Center

2200 Colonial Ave., Suite #3
Ghent, Norfolk, VA, 23517


In her debut collection, Emily W. Pease is at work redefining the Southern short story. Let Me Out Here explores the underbellies and strange desires of our neighbors, our loved ones, ourselves. 

Spread over varied landscapes of the South and offering surprising moments of raw revelation, the characters here find themselves at crossroads or alone on an empty street at night. With Let Me Out Here, Pease joins the ranks of Mary Gaitskill, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Kelly Link, and adds to their tradition a deft, singular style and a voice as darkly funny as it is exacting.

Let Me Out Here is the 2018 winner of the C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize. 


Emily W. Pease graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in English and a concentration in journalism. She went on to receive an MA from Virginia Tech and an MFA in Writing from Warren Wilson College. Her stories have appeared in the Missouri Review, the Georgia ReviewShenandoah, Crazyhorse, the Alaska Quarterly ReviewNarrative, and Witness. After teaching for many years at the College of William & Mary, she now teaches writing to veterans through the Armed Services Arts Partnership, where she also serves as a member of their arts council. She is currently beginning a novel about logging the last forests of West Virginia. She lives in Williamsburg, VA.  

Event date: 
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
2200 Colonial Ave
Suite #3
Norfolk, VA 23517
Let Me Out Here: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938235504
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hub City Press - March 19th, 2019