Featuring acclaimed writer and Ohio State University Creative Writing professor Michelle Herman.
Michelle is the author of three novels: Missing, Dog, and Devotion; the novella collection, A New and Glorious Life; three essay collections: The Middle of Everything, Stories We Tell Ourselves (long listed for the 2014 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay) and Like A Song (winner of the 2016 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award); and a book for children, A Girl’s Guide to Life. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in American Scholar, O, the Oprah Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, Conjunctions, The Southern Review, and many other journals, and her awards and honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a James Michener Fellowship, and numerous individual artist’s fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. A native New Yorker, she has lived for many years in Columbus, where she teaches creative writing at The Ohio State University.
Michelle will talk about people’s relationships with pets and why that so often finds itself in literature. She will also read from Dog, and from other work, and will sign copies of her books, which will be available for purchase. The public is invited to attend.