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Student Coffee Hour with Eula Biss

Thursday, February 7, 2019
3:30 pm
Bachelor Hall 337

Join Eula Biss, author and Guggenheim Fellow for a discussion intimate of her work. Moderated by TaraShea Nesbit, Assistant Professor of English.

Eula Biss is the author, most recently, of On Immunity: An Inoculation, which was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by the New York Times Book Review. Her second book, Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism in 2010. Her first book, The Balloonists, was published by Hanging Loose Press in 2002. Her writing has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, an NEA Literature Fellowship, and a Jaffe Writers' Award. She holds a B.A. in nonfiction writing from Hampshire College and a M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her essays have recently appeared in The BelieverHarper's, and The New York Times Magazine.

Nesbit (Moderator) is a novelist and essayist whose interests include American history, history of science, and creative nonfiction as a method for social critique. Her bestselling novel, The Wives of Los Alamos, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a finalist for the PEN/Bingham Prize. Her nonfiction has been featured in The Guardian, Salon, Fourth Genre, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. In 2018, she was awarded an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council for nonfiction and a Creative Writing Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society for her forthcoming second novel, Beheld, about the first murder trial in Plymouth colony.

Co-Sponsored by Department of English Creative Writing Program, Department of Media Journalism and Film, Family and Student Programs

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