Michelle Wildgen's Humor Writing Showcase
10/19/2013 - 8:30pm
Central Library - Community Room
Novelist and Tin House editor, Michelle Wildgen hosts a late-night showcase of some of the Wisconsin Book Festival's funniest talent on Saturday night. Come see featured authors read something a little less serious and sure to be hilarious.
Emma Straub is from New York City. Her first novel, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, was published by Riverhead Books in September 2012. Her debut story collection Other People We Married, was published in February 2012 by Riverhead Books. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published by Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Vogue, and New York, and many other journals. She is a staff writer for Rookie. Emma lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband. A more illustrated version of this appears at M+E.
Lucas Mann's essays and stories have appeared in Gawker, TriQuarterly, The Rumpus, Wigleaf, and The Kenyon Review, among others. His first book, Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere, was a 2013 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. He earned his MFA in literary nonfiction from The University of Iowa, where he was an Arts Fellow and a Provost's Visiting Writer. Currently, he lives in Providence, RI and teaches at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.
Michelle Wildgen is the author of the novels Bread and Butter: A Novel (forthcoming from Doubleday in 2014), You’re Not You (Picador) and But Not For Long (Picador). The film adaptation of You’re Not You, a New York Times’ Editor’s Choice and one of People Magazine’s Top Ten Books of 2006, stars Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum and was produced by DiNovi Pictures and 2S Films. Wildgen’s work includes fiction, essays, reviews, and food writing. She is a freelance writer, editor, and teacher, and an executive editor at the literary magazine Tin House. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.