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Kerry Howley to Read at Roosevelt University on Oct. 29 from Well-received Book on Fighting


CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–October 22, 2015.  Writer Kerry Howley, author of the book-length essay Thrown, will read and discuss her work at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 29 in Room 700 of Roosevelt University’s Gage Building, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

The reading is free and open to the public, and is part of the Roosevelt University Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing Program’s Fall Reading Series.

A New York Times’ Notable Book of 2014, Thrown explores the subculture of mixed martial arts cage matches in the Midwest.  Its publication is forthcoming in German, British, Dutch, French and Swedish editions.

Howley’s essays, reviews, stories and reportage have appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, New York Magazine, Granta, New York Times Magazine, Slate, Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Gulf Coast, Vice.com, and frequently in Bookforum. She is an assistant professor at the University of Iowa, where she teaches in the Nonfiction Writing Program.

Thrown “is the closest look any writer has ever taken at fighting, and it reaches an astonishing level of intimacy,” according to Deadspin, which goes on to declare it “easily the best inside-fights book ever written.” At the same time, Publishers Weekly, in a boxed and starred review, said the book “threatens to remap the entire genre of nonfiction.”

The reading is presented by Roosevelt’s Department of Literature and Languages, its Creative Writing Program and the University’s literary magazine Oyez Review. A reception with refreshments begins at 4:30 p.m. and the reading begins at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact [email protected] or 312-341-2417.

Source: www.roosevelt.edu


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