Ever wonder what books authors return to again and again for inspiration? Or what book serves as influence throughout a career or during the writing of a given project? Connect with the literary community for an author-led discussion about a specific book that has guided, informed, or instructed them in craft. Stay for a Q&A with the author, then mingle with fellow writers and readers and enjoy refreshments.
The inaugural event features OCWW's Laura Joyce Hubbard in conversation with Eula Biss, author of Having and Being Had (2020), On Immunity (2014), Notes from No Man’s Land (2009), and The Balloonists (2002). Her work has been translated into a dozen languages and has been recognized by a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library. As a 2023 National Fellow at New America, she is at work on a collection of essays about how private property has shaped our world.
Biss teaches creative writing in large lecture halls and small community bookstores, at public elementary schools and private universities. She studied creative writing and visual art at Hampshire College before earning an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. She currently teaches nonfiction for the Bennington Writing Seminars. She is a founding editor of Essay Press and a member of the Penny Collective.
Ticket options: $40 (includes the designated book and a 20% discount code for a list of books chosen by the guest author); $20 “student” ticket (Does not include the book but does include the 20% discount code).
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