Please join Project Write Now for our first annual Pop-Up Lit Fest, featuring authors Julie Buntin and Gabe Habash. The day kicks off with two master classes given by Buntin and Habash. Then we come together from 4 to 6 p.m. at West Side Eatery for a special Reading & Celebration. You are welcome to come to the Reading & Celebration whether you attended a master class or not.
At the Reading & Celebration, the authors discuss their creative processes, the writing life, and what it’s like to live with another writer. Did we mention the authors are married?
Reading & Celebration with Melissa Febos, Alex Gilvarry & Alena Graedon
Creative Writing Professors, Monmouth University
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
West Side Eatery in the Galleria
Red Bank, NJ
Please join Project Write Now for a fun, inspiring end-of-year celebration with three exceptional writers: Melissa Febos, Alex Gilvarry, and Alena Graedon. They’ll mingle, read from their work, answer questions, and give the inside scoop on what it’s like studying creative writing at Monmouth University. Food, wine, and beer will be served.
Thanks to our sponsor, Monmouth University, the event is free. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquires about future visiting writer events.
Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart, the essay collection, Abandon Me, and a forthcoming second essay collection Girlhood (Bloomsbury 2020). The inaugural winner of the Jean Córdova Nonfiction Award from LAMBDA Literary, her work has recently appeared in Tin House, Granta, The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Vogue, and The Believer. Her essays have twice received special mention from the Best American Essays anthology and have won prizes from Prairie Schooner, Story Quarterly, and The Center for Women Writers.
Alex Gilvarry is the author of From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant, a New York Times Editors’ Choice. His second novel, Eastman Was Here, published in 2017, was nominated for the PEN Open Book Award and chosen as one of the best books of the year by Esquire magazine. His essays and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Boston Globe, Lithub, and have been broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered. Gilvarry received his MFA from Hunter College where he was awarded a Hertog Fellowship.
Alena Graedon’s first novel, The Word Exchange, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her nonfiction has been published in many publications including The New York Times Book Review, The Believer magazine, and Guernica. A native of North Carolina, Graedon is a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University’s MFA program. She has taught at Columbia University and Monmouth University, and she lives in Brooklyn, New York.