Stegner Fellow Reading with Alison Thumel and Jonathan Escoffery

Wed April 20th 2022, 6:30 - 8:00pm
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Creative Writing Program
Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce a reading with our Stegner Fellows in Poetry and Fiction, Alison Thumel and Jonathan Escoffery.

Alison Thumel earned an MFA in poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was awarded the Martha Meier Renk Fellowship. She has received fellowships and grants from Stanford University and the Elizabeth George Foundation. Her chapbook LIFE OF won Salt Hill's Dead Lake Chapbook Contest in 2016, and her work has been published in Poetry, Ninth Letter, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.

Jonathan Escoffery is the author of If I Survive You, a collection of humorous and harrowing linked stories following a Jamaican-American family as they seek stability upon moving to Miami, navigating cultural dislocation, tenuous family ties, and the many, conflicting meanings of Black American identity, forthcoming fall 2022 from MCD/ FSG, as well as the forthcoming novel, Play Stone Kill Bird. He is the winner of the 2020 Plimpton Prize for Fiction, the 2020 ASME Award for Fiction, and a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Literature fellowship. His writing has appeared in The Paris ReviewAmerican Short Fiction, Electric Literature’s Recommended ReadingZYZZYVAPleiadesAGNIThe Best American Magazine Writing 2020, and elsewhere. He is a Doctoral Fellow in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California.

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