R215. More Than Me: Memoirists Looking Outward
Thursday, March 5, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm
Alia Volz is the author of Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco, forthcoming in April 2020. You'll find her work in The Best American Essays 2017, The New York Times, Tin House, and Dig If You Will the Picture: Writers Reflect on Prince.
D. Watkins is an editor at large for Salon. He is also a professor at the University of Baltimore and founder of the BMORE Writers Project. Watkins is the author of The New York Times bestsellers The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America and The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir.
Barrie Jean Borich is the author of Apocalypse, Darling. Her memoir Body Geographic won a Lambda Literary Award, and her book-length essay My Lesbian Husband won a Stonewall Book Award. She’s a professor at DePaul in Chicago, where she edits Slag Glass City, a journal of the urban essay arts.
Hasanthika Sirisena's stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, Epoch, StoryQuarterly, Narrative, and other magazines. She is a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer's Award and the 2015 Juniper Prize for Fiction. Her short story collection is The Other One.
Jaed Coffin is the author of the memoirs Roughhouse Friday and A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants. His work has been featured in the New York Times, The Sun, Nautilus, and the Moth Radio Hour. Jaed teaches in the MFA and undergraduate nonfiction programs at the University of New Hampshire.