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Live From Prairie Lights: Elena Passarello

Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program presents alumna Elena Passarello, who will read from Animals Strike Curious Poses.

“In Animals Strike Curious Poses Elena Passarello spins fantastic, wondrous, and true tall tales about species big and small. Her essays are dream-spaces of imagery and ideas...This book will leave little doubt that Passarello is one our country’s most gifted young prose writers."Héctor Tobar

Elena Passarello is an actor, a writer, and recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award. Her first collection with Sarabande Books, Let Me Clear My Throat, won the gold medal for nonfiction at the 2013 Independent Publisher Awards and was a finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Award. Her essays on performance, pop culture, and the natural world have been published in Oxford American, Slate, Creative Nonfiction, and the Iowa Review, among other publications, as well as in the 2015 anthologies Cat is Art Spelled Wrong and After Montaigne: Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essay. Passarello lives in Corvallis, Oregon and teaches at Oregon State University.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Jan Weissmiller in advance at jan@prairielights.com.

Monday, March 27 at 7:00pm

Prairie Lights Books
15 South Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA

Event Type

Reading

Audience

Everybody

Departments

The Writing University, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Interest

After Class, Arts Iowa, Writing

Website

http://www.prairielights.com/live

Cost

Free

Contact Name

Jan Weissmiller

Contact Email

jan@prairielights.com

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