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Thu, May 09


Peter Bullough Foundation

A Book Launch & Reading with Sean Murphy

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A Book Launch & Reading with Sean Murphy
A Book Launch & Reading with Sean Murphy

Time & Location

May 09, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Peter Bullough Foundation, 120 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601, USA

About the Event

Join us at 5:30pm on Thursday May 9 for a book launch and reading in the gardens of the Peter Bullough Foundation with writer, founder of 1455 Literary Arts, and director of the new Center for Story at Shenandoah University, Sean Murphy. Following his three books of poetry published during the last few years, This Kind of Man is his first collection of short stories. Murphy will read from this work, which offers an unvarnished look at life in 21st Century America, excavating the complicated, tender, wild truth of what it is to be a man across generations and relationships. Light refreshments from Bonnie Blue will be served. This event is free thanks to the gracious sponsorship of Bonnie Blue, First Bank, and the Marion Park Lewis Foundation for the Arts, but we do ask that you please RSVP!

About Sean

Sean Murphy is founder of the non-profit 1455 Lit Arts. He has appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and been publishing reviews and essays for the last two decades. His third collection of poems, Kinds of Blue, and his first collection of short stories, This Kind of Man, are forthcoming in 2024. He has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize, twice for Best of Net, and his book Please Talk about Me When I'm Gone was the winner of Memoir Magazine's 2022 Memoir Prize. To learn more, please visit and

About 1455

1455 is a nonprofit organization seeking to advance the appreciation of and passion for the creative arts through programs that support expression, education, and the sharing of storytelling.  By design, all of 1455’s public programming is free. This includes its monthly Author Events, 14:55 Interview series, quarterly publication Movable Type, and annual Summer Festival.

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