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Visiting Writer: Eula Biss

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 8:00 PM

Duncker Hall, 201

Eula Biss is the author of four books: Having and Being Had (2020), On Immunity (2014), Notes from No Man’s Land (2009), and The Balloonists (2002). Her work has been translated into a dozen languages and has been recognized by a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library. As a 2023 National Fellow at New America, she is at work on a collection of essays about how private property has shaped our world.

For the past twenty years, Biss has taught writing in large lecture halls and small community bookstores, at public elementary schools and private universities. She developed a commitment to progressive education at Hampshire College, where she studied creative writing and visual art before earning an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. She currently teaches nonfiction for the Bennington Writing Seminars. She is a founding editor of Essay Press and a member of the Penny Collective. She lives a mile from Lake Michigan, where she swims in sun and shadow.

“She's a poet, essayist and a class spy…believer and apostate, moth and flame.”

Learn More about Eula Biss on her website, here.

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Speaker Information
Eula Biss’ most recent book is "Having and Being Had," described as a roguish and risky self-audit of the value system she has bought into. She will be joining us in the Hurst Lounge on March 23rd at 8:00 PM.
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