A reading and moderated conversation with Kathleen Blackburn and Daisy Hernández.
Daisy Hernández is the author of The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease, which won the 2022 PEN /Jean Stein Book Award and was selected as an inaugural title for the National Book Foundation’s Science + Literature Program. She is also the author of the award-winning memoir A Cup of Water Under My Bed andcoeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. Daisy is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Northwestern University.
Kathleen Blackburn is on faculty in the creative writing program here at the University of Chicago, where she teaches creative nonfiction workshops, often with a focus on environmental and science writing. She is the author of the memoir, Loose of Earth, forthcoming in April 2024.
Literary Arts Lab: Art and Trouble is a two-day festival of public readings, panels, craft talks, and Q&As featuring writers Daisy Hernández, Chang-rae Lee, Antoine Wilson, and Jeffrey Yang in conversation with UChicago faculty, students, and community members. Come join us as we explore the intersections between art, trouble, imagination, and writing craft. Free and open to everyone.