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The University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha Public Library, and KANEKO present a two-day event with Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and President of PEN America, on Thursday, July 18, 2019, and Friday, July 19, 2019. Jennifer Egan will read from her most recent novel Manhattan Beach on Thursday, July 18, at 7:00 PM. After the reading, Egan will answer audience questions and sign copies of her work which will be available for purchase by The Bookworm. On Friday, July 19th, at 10:00 AM, Jennifer Egan will present on the mission of PEN America––” uniting writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defending the liberties that make it possible.”
The appearance of Jennifer Egan is presented by the University of Nebraska at Omaha MFA in writing program, UNO’s premier low-residency writing program, led by writer and UNO professor Kevin Clouther. These events are a part of Passages, KANEKO’s newest Core Literary Program, a collaboration between KANEKO and the UNO College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media and the College of Arts & Sciences.
Both events are free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Thursday, July 18 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday, July 19 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | ***lunch will be provided
About Jennifer Egan: Egan is the author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently in The New York Times Magazine. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn. Her newest novel, Manhattan Beach, was published in October 2017 and was a New York Times bestseller.
About Passages: Passages is the core literary program at KANEKO that seeks to intersect and expand all offerings and forms of creative literary activities across the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan area. Passages programming includes critical readings, interactive writing workshops and sessions, and events featuring accomplished and diverse authors.
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