Creative Nonfiction with Hasanthika Sirisena, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, & Tomás Q. Morín
Join us for a reading with Hasanthika Sirisena, Tomás Q. Morín & Harrison Candelaria Fletcher featuring their new creative nonfiction work. Each author will read a brief excerpt and then have a discussion.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Hasanthika Sirisena work has been anthologized in This is the Place (Seal Press, 2017), in Every Day People: The Color of Life (Atria Books, 2018), and twice named a notable story by Best American Short Stories. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo and is a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award recipient. She is currently faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and Susquehanna University and she is acting editor at West Branch magazine. Her short story collection, The Other One, won the Juniper Prize and was released in 2016 by the University of Massachusetts Press. Her essay collection Dark Tourist won the Gournay Prize and was released December 2021.
Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams, Descanso for My Father, and his newest collection, Finding Querencia: Essays from In Between (out 4/15/22). His work has appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies and has received such honors as an NEA Fellowship in Prose, the Autumn House Nonfiction Prize, the Colorado Book Award and the New Letters Literary Award. He teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts and Colorado State University.
Tomás Q. Morín is the author of the collection of poems Machete and the memoir Let Me Count the Ways, as well as the poetry collections Patient Zero and A Larger Country. He is co-editor with Mari L’Esperance of the anthology, Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine, and translator of The Heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda. He teaches at Rice University and Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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