Iowa City Book Festival: Emily Rapp Black & Gina Frangello

October 21, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual Zoom

Emily Rapp Black & Gina Frangello will discuss their new books, Blow Your House Down, Sanctuary, and Frida Kahlo and my Left Leg, discussing how the intersection between stories and bodies. They will be joined in conversation by Cate Dicharry. 

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Emily Rapp Black is the author of Poster Child: A Memoir and The Still Point of the Turning World, a New York Times bestseller and an Editors’ Pick. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including VogueThe New York TimesTimeThe Wall Street JournalO, The Oprah Magazine; and the Los Angeles Times. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review and is the nonfiction editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Rapp is currently an associate professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, where she also teaches medical narratives in the university’s School of Medicine.

GINA FRANGELLO is the author of Every Kind of WantingA Life in MenSlut Lullabies, and My Sister's Continent. Her short fiction, essays, book reviews, and journalism have been published in PloughsharesThe Boston GlobeChicago TribuneHuffPostFenceFive ChaptersPrairie SchoonerChicago Reader, and many other publications. She lives with her family in the Chicago area.