Joe Meno in conversation with Mike Meginnis

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Joe Meno in conversation with Mike Meginnis

September 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Prairie Lights Bookstore

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Joe Meno in celebration of the release of his book Book of Extraordinary Tragedies. He will be joined in conversation by Mike Meginnis.

Joe Meno is a fiction writer and journalist who lives in Chicago. Winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a finalist for the Story Prize, Meno is the best-selling author of several novels and short story collections including Marvel and a Wonder, The Great Perhaps, The Boy Detective Fails, and Hairstyles of the Damned. He is a professor in the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago.

Mike Meginnis is the author of Drowning Practice (2022, Ecco) and Fat Man and Little Boy (2014, Black Balloon). His short fiction and essays have appeared in HobartPANKThe Lifted BrowRecommended ReadingBoothThe PinchThe CollagistThe Sycamore ReviewFanzineAmerican Book Review, and Writer’s Digest. His story “Navigators” appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012. He lives and works in Iowa City. Mike also cohosts the podcast Gift Horse with his partner, Tracy Rae Bowling.


September 16, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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