1455’s Author Series continues virtually with Nathan Leslie, who will read from his story collection Hurry Up and Relax.

The WWPH Fiction winner for 2019 is Nathan Leslie, for his story collection, Hurry Up and Relax, the 2019 Fiction Award from the Washington Writers’ Publishing House. Leslie’s nine previous books of fiction include Three Men, Root and Shoot, Sibs, and The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice. He is also the author of a collection of poems, Night Sweat. Nathan is currently the series editor for Best Small Fictions, the founder and organizer of the Reston Reading Series in Reston, Virginia, and the publisher and editor of the new online journal Maryland Literary Review. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Julie.

Purchase Hurry up and Relax 

1455 is thrilled to partner with D.C.’s historic The Potter’s House bookshop on sales of these titles.


Event Details

October 15   |   6:00 PM   |   FREE VIRTUAL EVENT

1455’s Founding Director Sean Murphy and the author will discuss the process of writing this book and the contemporary literary scene, followed by an open Q&A. Submit your questions for Nathan ahead of time by emailing sean@1455litarts.org.


Tune into 1455 on Facebook at the scheduled event time to watch the live stream!



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