Acclaimed Author Lacy M. Johnson to speak at Fresno State

Lacy M. Johnson

(Photo by John Carrithers.)

The Normal School literary magazine presents an evening with author Lacy M. Johnson, hosted by the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing and Professor Steven Church.

Time and Location: 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Conley Art Auditorium (CA 101), 5225 N. Backer Ave. on campus. Admission and parking are free. Call 559.278.1569 for info.

Based in Houston, Lacy is a professor, curator, and activist. She is author of “The Reckonings” (Scribner, 2018), which was named a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in criticism and one of the best books of 2018 by the Boston Globe, Electric Literature, Autostraddle, Book Riot, and Refinery29.

She is also author of “The Other Side” (Tin House, 2014). For its frank and fearless confrontation of the epidemic of violence against women, The Other Side was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the CLMP Firecracker Award in Nonfiction; it was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection for 2014, and was named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus, Library Journal, and the Houston Chronicle.

She is also author of “Trespasses: A Memoir” (University of Iowa Press, 2012).

She holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, and her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Tin House, Guernica, Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, Sentence, TriQuarterly, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. She teaches creative nonfiction at Rice University and is the Founding Director of the Houston Flood Museum.

All participants are welcome; if you need special accommodations please call 559.278.1569.

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