Join us as we welcome Julie Schumacher for a reading and conversation in celebration of her new novel The Shakespeare Requirement. For this event, Julie will be in conversation with Amy Danzer. Register for this free event HERE.
Beleaguered English professor Jason Fitger, the unlucky protagonist of the Thurber Prize–winning novel Dear Committee Members, returns to Payne University and a sea of troubles, personal and institutional. His ex-wife is sleeping with the dean who must approve whatever modest initiatives he undertakes. The fearsome department secretary Fran clearly runs the show (when not taking in rescue parrots and dogs) and holds plenty of secrets she's not sharing. The lavishly funded Econ Department keeps siphoning off English's meager resources and has taken aim at its remaining office space. Fitger's attempt to get a antediluvian Shakespeare scholar to retire backfires spectacularly in this delicious romp of satire.