Melissa Febos Reading

The author of Girlhood reads and discusses her nonfiction
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Event Location
412 Pillsbury Hall

310 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Edelstein-Keller Endowment presents nonfiction writer Melissa Febos, author of the national bestseller Girlhood (Bloomsbury, 2021) and Body Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative (Catapult, 2022). Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations or tickets necessary. For questions about accessibility services and the venue, please email sutt0063@umn.edu or call 612-626-1528.

Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press, 2010) and the essay collection Abandon Me (Bloomsbury, 2017), which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, an Indie Next Pick, and widely named a Best Book of 2017. Her third book, Girlhood, won the National Book Critics Circle award for criticism. Her most recent book is Body Work, a collection of craft essays.

Febos is the recipient of the Jeanne Córdova Nonfiction Award from LAMBDA Literary and the Sarah Verdone Writing Award from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and has been awarded other prizes and fellowships from MacDowell, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, the Barbara Deming Memorial Foundation, the BAU Institute at the Camargo Foundation, Ragdale, Prairie Schooner, The Sewanee Review, and others. Her essays have appeared in Tin House, Granta, The Paris Review, The Sun, McSweeney’s, The Believer, The Yale Review, The New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere.

Photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan.

Masks encouraged. Staff and visitors are reminded to wash hands often, get tested, and stay home when ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

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