There are just two days until our California Book Club gathering with Dana Johnson, and we hope you’ve had a thrilling time reading Elsewhere, California! We are writing to announce that I will briefly join the discussion with Johnson, host John Freeman, and you, dear reader!
I am the outgoing assistant editor at Alta Journal’s California Book Club and previously worked as Literary Hub’s 2020 fall-winter editorial fellow. In 2018, I was named one of eight winners of Epiphany’s inaugural Breakout 8 Writers Prize by judges Alexander Chee, Tracy O’Neill, and Hannah Tinti. My work has appeared in Literary Hub, TriQuarterly, and on altaonline.com. I will start my MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop this fall.
Here are the details of the event:
- When: Thursday, August 19, at 5 p.m. Pacific time.
- Where: To join the event on Zoom, click here.
- What: Your host, John Freeman, will be in conversation with Dana Johnson, author of Elsewhere, California. They will be joined by me, the evening’s special guest.
- Author questions: Please send questions for Dana Johnson to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also submit them using Zoom’s chat feature after the event begins.
- Attend to win: We will be giving away author-signed copies of Elsewhere, California to five attendees, selected at random, following Thursday’s program.
- Mark your calendars: The CBC’s upcoming discussion with Rebecca Solnit, author of A Paradise Built in Hell, will be on September 23.
To sign up for Alta Journal’s California Book Club for free, click here. And don’t forget to join your fellow book club members in the Alta Clubhouse for ongoing discussions about our selected book of the month.
Thank you, and see you Thursday!
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