Ferriss will read from her latest novel, Against Gravity, as well as from other works in progress. Set in a quiet town in the Hudson Valley, Against Gravity tells the story of young adult, Gwyn "Stick" Stickley, and her determination to escape from her seemingly static yet volatile world.
Ferriss is the author of two previous novels, Philip's Girl and The Gated River, as well as essays in The New York Times, The Washington Post Book World, and Boston magazine. Her fiction has won national awards from the Faulkner Society and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Clinton, where she heads the creative writing program at Hamilton.