Calling it right now: Clare Beams is destined for greatness. Joyce Carol Oates compared her to Shirley Jackson and Alice Monroe. O, The Oprah Magazine called her "full of promise and surreal delight." Chang-Rae Lee said that her prose "thrills, instructs, and thoroughly inspires," and the notoriously cranky Kirkus hailed her stories as "richly imagined and impeccably crafted." Come out for the launch of her debut collection, We Show What We Have Learned so you can say you knew her when.