The Nonfiction Writing Program Presents: Andre Perry, Melissa Febos, and Louisa Hall

October 23, 2020 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom

Please join us for the Nonfiction Writing Program's Faculty Reading, featuring Andre Perry, Melissa Febos, and Louisa Hall, introduced by NWP students.

You can register here for this virtual Zoom event.

Andre Perry is an essayist and arts advocate. He received his MFA from the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program and his work has appeared in The BelieverCatapultGranta and other journals. He co-founded Iowa City's Mission Creek Festival, a celebration of music and literature, as well as the multidisciplinary festival of creative process, Witching Hour. He continues to live and work in Iowa City. Some Of Us Are Very Hungry Now is his first book.

Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart and the essay collection, Abandon Me, which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, an Indie Next Pick, and was named a Best Book of 2017 by Esquire, Book Riot, The Cut, Electric Literature, Bustle, Medium, Refinery29, The Brooklyn Rail, Salon, The Rumpus, and others. Her second essay collection, Girlhood, will be published by Bloomsbury on March 30, 2021.

Louisa Hall grew up in Philadelphia.  She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Iowa.  She is the author of the novels Trinity, Speak and The Carriage House, and her poems have been published in The New RepublicSouthwest Review, and other journals.