Mary Helen Stefaniak

Out Loud! author Mary Helen Stefaniak

On Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m., Mary Helen Stefaniak will read from The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia, which was chosen as an “Indie Next” pick in September 2010. In the acclaimed novel, a hidden history of the American South emerges when a worldly teacher leads Threestep, Georgia, to reinvent itself as “Baghdad.”

Stefaniak, who is also the author of The Turk and My Mother and Self Storage and Other Stories, is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and divides her time between Iowa City and Omaha, where she teaches at Creighton University.

For more information, visit her website.