Author Reading: James Magruder

Please join us for a reading, conversation, and signing with James Magruder.


Every September since 1958 a fresh batch of residents arrives at the Yale graduate dormitory named after Miss Helen Hadley, a nineteenth-century ghost still residing at 420 Temple Street, New Haven, Connecticut. Every year she selects her favorites, follows their adventures, cheers on their romances, and picks up their lingo. With the university presently threatening to bulldoze her home, she has decided to chronicle her favorite year, 1983–84 and the erotic entanglements of four particular students. In Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall, Miss Hadley promises her readers carnal congress, a near-homicide, and a wedding finale.


James Magruder is a Baltimore-based fiction writer, playwright, and translator. His adaptations of work have been produced on and off Broadway, across the country, and abroad. His debut novel, Sugarless, was a Lambda Award finalist and shortlisted for the 2010 William Saroyan International Writing Prize. He is the author of the linked story collection, Let Me See It, and teaches dramaturgy at Swarthmore College.


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Event date: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall By James Magruder, Erin McKnight (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938466915
Published: Queen's Ferry Press - April 26th, 2016