The World Into Words: Summer Writers Series
The first series installment will feature novelist and memoirist Debra Monroe. Debra teaches in the MFA Program at Texas State University and is the author of four books of fiction and two memoirs. Her books have been widely reviewed and won many awards, including the Flannery O’Connor Award, the John Gardner Fellowship, The Violet Crown Award, the Quarterly West Novella Competition, and more. They have appeared on “Best Ten” lists in Elle magazine, the “Hot Type” list in Vanity Fair, as a “Recommended Reading” pick in O, the Oprah Magazine, and in Borders Bookstores’ “Original Voices” series, and she has been nominated for the National Book Award twice. Debra will discuss her writing and various books, her sources of inspiration, and her experience of balancing writing, teaching,mentoring, and family life.