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Writers LIVE! James Han Mattson, Sara Lautman, and Emily Danforth

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James Han Mattson, Sara Lautman, and Emily Danforth will be in conversation about their work with Kathy Flann.

James Han Mattson is the acclaimed author of The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he is the recipient of awards from the Michener-Copernicus Society of America and Humanities North Dakota. He was a featured storyteller on “The Moth” and has taught writing at the University of Iowa, the University of Cape Town, the George Washington University, the University of Maryland, Murray State University, and the University of California-Berkeley. He is currently the fiction editor of Hyphen magazine. He was born in Seoul, Korea, and raised in North Dakota.

emily m. danforth is the author of the highly-acclaimed young adult novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post. She has an MFA in fiction from the University of Montana and a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She lives with her wife and two terrible dogs in Rhode Island. Plain Bad Heroines is her first adult novel.

Sara Lautman is a cartoonist and illustrator. Her drawings have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Playboy, and The Paris Review, among other publications. She lives in Baltimore, where she teaches on faculty at MICA and feeds the cats.

Kathy Flann’s prose has appeared in The North American Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, and others. She has published two award-winning short story collections, Get a Grip and Smoky Ordinary. Releases also include a craft book, Write On: Secrets to Crafting Better Stories, from Stay Thirsty Publishing, and a humor book, How to Survive a Human Attack, a guide for movie monsters, from Running Press/Hachette. She is a recipient of grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, as well as a Baker Artist Award.

Order your copy of Reprieve, How to Survive a Human Attack, and Plain Bad Heroines from the Ivy Bookshop.

ASL interpretation will be available for attendees.

Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.

Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Event Type

Writers LIVE!, Virtual Event, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Writing @ the Pratt

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Writers LIVE at the Library

Event Publisher

Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

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