T Kira Madden Reading

Hear new work from the author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls
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Pillsbury 412

310 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Edelstein-Keller Visiting Writer Series presents T Kira Māhealani Madden, a Chinese, Kānaka Maoli writer, photographer, and amateur magician. Madden's debut memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls (2019), was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, a finalist for the LAMBDA Literary Award for lesbian memoir, and is now in development as a feature film. Her debut novel, Whidbey, is forthcoming with Mariner/HarperCollins.

Free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations necessary. For questions about accessibility services and the venue, please email sutt0063@umn.edu or call 612-626-1528.

Winner of the 2021 Judith A. Markowitz Award, Madden holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an BA in design and literature from Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College. She is the Founding Editor of No Tokens, a magazine of literature and art, and is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in nonfiction literature from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has received fellowships from MacDowell, Hedgebrook, Tin House, DISQUIET, Summer Literary Seminars, and Yaddo, where she was selected for the 2017 Linda Collins Endowed Residency Award.

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Department of English.

Photo credit: Jac Martinez

Masks encouraged. Staff and visitors attending in-person events are asked to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms using the Stay Safe MN Health Screening Checklist. 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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