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Meet the Author: Kristen Arnett

  • Civic Media Center 433 S Main Street Gainesville, Florida, 32608 United States (map)

A reading and conversation with author Kristen Arnett, hosted by July! Join us in celebrating Arnett's latest novel Mostly Dead Things while she's on book tour. Copies will be available for purchase.

About the author: Kristen Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer. She was awarded Ninth Letter's 2015 Literary Award in Fiction, was runner-up for the 2016 Robert Watson Literary Prize at The Greensboro Review, and was a finalist for Indiana Review's 2016 Fiction Prize. She's a columnist for Literary Hub and her work has appeared or is upcoming at North American Review, The Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, Electric Literature, McSweeneys, PBS Newshour, Literary Hub, Volume 1 Brooklyn, OSU's The Journal, Catapult, Bennington Review, Portland Review, Tin House Flash Fridays/The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her debut story collection, Felt in the Jaw, was published by Split Lip Press and was awarded the 2017 Coil Book Award. Her novel, Mostly Dead Things, will be published by Tin House Books in June 2019.

Event is free and open to the public. Be sure to get here early as seats may get taken quickly! We will be hosting this event at the Civic Media Center - please consider donating a few bucks to this space.