Episode 3: Colleen O’Brien Reads “Charlie” from The Gettysburg Review

In this episode, Colleen O’Brien reads her story “Charlie” from the Summer 2019 issue of the Gettysburg Review.


Colleen O’Brien’s chapbook, Spool in the Maze, won the DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press contest. Her short stories and poems have appeared in Fence, Kenyon Review Online, The Antioch ReviewDenver Quarterly, and other journals.




The Gettysburg Review, published by Gettysburg College, is recognized as one of the country’s premier literary journals. Since its debut in 1988, work by such luminaries as E. L. Doctorow, Rita Dove, James Tate, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Wilbur, and Donald Hall has appeared alongside that of emerging artists such as JM Holmes, Lydia Conklin, Jessica Hollander, Emily Nemens, Charles Yu, and Ashley Wurzbacher, who was recently named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree.