Melissa Febos and Donika Kelly

Friday, Jun 14 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tishman Lecture Hall
Writers Reading Series: Summer 2024
Friday, Jun 14 2024 7:00 PM Friday, Jun 14 2024 8:00 PM America/New_York Melissa Febos and Donika Kelly OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIRTUALLY AND IN PERSON | Melissa Febos and Donika Kelly read from their recent work. Tishman Lecture Hall Bennington College

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Melissa Febos and Donika Kelly will read from their recent work as part of the Writers Reading series.

Melissa Febos is the author of four books, including the nationally bestselling essay collection, Girlhood, which has been translated into seven languages and was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, and named a notable book of 2021 by NPR, Time, The Washington Post, and others. Her craft book, Body Work (2022), was also a national bestseller, an LA Times Bestseller, and an Indie Next Pick. Her fifth book, The Dry Season, is forthcoming from Alfred. A. Knopf.

Donika Kelly is the author of The Renunciations, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf book award in poetry, and Bestiary, the winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and a Kate Tufts Discovery Award. A recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and founding member of the collective Poets at the End of the World. She currently lives in Iowa City, where she teaches creative writing at the University of Iowa.