Meg Kissinger, Britany Means and Safiya Sinclair have come to the festival with memoirs detailing difficult childhoods in sometimes chaotic family environments. Why did they want to share their stories? What messages were they hoping to leave with us, the readers?
|Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)
|Sat, Mar 9, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)
|Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Meg Kissinger's engaging memoir will have you look at mental illness in a whole new light. She spent more than two decades traveling across the country writing about America’s broken mental health system for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel....
Brittany Means is a Chicana writer and editor living in Albuquerque, N.M. A graduate of Iowa's Master of Fine Arts Nonfiction Writing Program, Means has worked with Inara Verzemnieks and Kiese Laymon....
Safiya Sinclair was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is the author of the poetry collection "Cannibal," winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award in Literature, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Poetry and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry....