Lucas Mann in conversation with Melissa Febos

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Lucas Mann in conversation with Melissa Febos

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Event date:
Friday, April 26, 2024 – 5:30pm

Join us at 5:30 pm with the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program Alumni Reading Series!  NWP alum and former Prairie Lights employee Lucas Mann will read from his new book, Attachments: Essays on Fatherhood and Other Performances, and be joined in conversation with author Melissa Febos.  “Attachments is an intelligent and searching exploration of vulnerability in all its forms. Lucas Mann’s essays attain a naturalness of form without ever losing their penetrating insight and gorgeous sensibility. Some books punish as they reveal, but Mann’s generosity and clarity of vision, his humor and candor, make revelation into an occasion for connection. I was flattened and changed by this book. Simply beautiful.”–Brandon Taylor

Lucas Mann teaches creative writing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is author of Class A, Lord Fear, and Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with his family, where they own Riffraff Bookstore and Bar.

Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart; Abandon Me, a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist and Publishing Triangle Award finalist; Girlhood, a national bestseller and National Book Critics Circle finalistand Body Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative. A recipient of the Jeanne Córdova Nonfiction Award from LAMBDA Literary and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, Bread Loaf, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The BAU Institute, Vermont Studio Center, The Barbara Deming Foundation, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and others; her essays have appeared in The Paris Review, The Believer, McSweeney’s Quarterly, Granta, The Yale Review, Tin House, The Sun, New York Review of Books, and The New York Times Magazine. She lives in Iowa City and teaches in the Nonfiction Writing Program.