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Free Author Reading with Award-Winning Writer Jennifer Morales followed by Community Open Mic

Presented by the Driftless Writing Center

Friday, June 7 at 7:00PM

Metaphysical Graffiti Bookstore, 119 W Court St, Viroqua, WI 54665

Jennifer Morales (any human pronoun) is the author of Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories (U of Wisconsin Press 2015), which was chosen by the Wisconsin Center for the Book as the 2016 Wisconsin Book of the Year. A collection of interconnected short stories about life in a hyper-segregated Rust Belt city, Meet Me Halfway was a finalist for the Midwest Book Award and won an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association, among other honors.

Jennifer earned their MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University in Los Angeles in 2011. Recent publications include “The Boy Without a Bike,” in Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime (Akashic 2019), edited by Joyce Carol Oates and written at her request; “Wiseacres,” which took second place in the Wisconsin People and Ideas fiction contest; and “The Doorman,” published in the cli fi anthology Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene (Black Lawrence 2021), which won the Zona Gale Short Fiction Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers.

If you would like to read at the open mic, please send an email with the  subject line: IN-PERSON OPEN MIC, and your name and contact information.  Please bring no more than 5 minutes of material to share.

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