S195. Crossing Genres, Exploring Disability: A Tribute to Floyd Skloot
Saturday, March 30, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
John Domini has three books of stories, the latest MOVIEOLA!, and a new novel due in 2019. Other work includes a selection of essays, and he reviews regularly for Washington Post and elsewhere. Awards include an NEA, and he’s taught at Harvard and elsewhere. He lived many years in Portland.
Michael Steinberg is founding editor of Fourth Genre. Still Pitching won the ForeWord Magazine/Independent Press Memoir of the Year. The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction (with Bob Root) is in a sixth edition. He's nonfiction writer in residence in the Solstice MFA program.
TJ Jarrett is the author of Zion, winner of the 2013 Crab Orchard Open Poetry Competition, and Ain't No Grave. Her poems appear in the Poetry, Boston Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She was awarded the 2017 George Garrett New Writing Award by the Fellowship of Southern Writers.
Rebecca Skloot wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which was translated into thirty languages and made into an HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne. She has a BS in biology and an MFA in creative nonfiction; she’s working on a book about animals, science, and ethics.
Floyd Skloot is a three-time Pushcart Prize winner and the recipient of a PEN USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction. His twenty-one books include the memoirs In the Shadow of Memory and The Wink of the Zenith: The Shaping of a Writer's Life, and the poetry collections Approaching Winter and Far West.