Best-selling novelist reading Feb. 19

Best-selling novelist Lauren Groff  will give a reading at the Van Etten-Lacey House at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19.

Lauren Groff
Lauren Groff

Groff, who received her B.A. from Amherst College and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, gained critical and popular acclaim with her first novel, “Monsters of Templeton,” followed by the story collection “Delicate, Edible Birds” and her second novel, “Arcadia.” Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and “The Best American Short Stories.” She also reviews books for The New York Times. In addition to her reading, Groff will meet with students on Feb. 20.

The Center for the Literary Arts celebrates the study, teaching, and creation of writing that explores human experience, communicates insight, embodies inspiration, and transmits value. To that end, it supports a variety of programs that bring distinguished visiting writers to campus for courses, workshops, and readings.

The reading is free and open to the public. Groff’s books will be available for purchase.