“She often arrived on the scene with a slouch, walking with tenderness to the gate to pick up her little girl so as not to disturb a hangover.” Flora Schildknecht, author of the prose-and-a-play collection “Megafauna,” is certainly no slouch, as her characters open up unflinchingly. The Spalding University graduate and Pushcart nominee is at Carmichael’s this week, ready to introduce you to a gallery filled with everyday roguish behavior examined with caustic wit and eye-opening honesty. The characters in these short stories do not play well with others, but they can lead readers to fascinating revelations. Also on the bill is poet Annette Allen.
Friday, Feb. 15Carmichael’s Bookstore
7 p.m. | Free