Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays

Friday, November 10 at 7 PM

Kati Standefer and Sarah Viren, contributors to Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays (University Press of Colorado, $19.95). Selected from the country’s leading literary journals and publications, Beautiful Flesh gathers eighteen essays, each concerning a different part of the body. Standefer, a writing teacher, will lead a discussion about what it means to write about the body, and participants will have the chance to write a small prompt of their own.

Local author Kati Standefer won the 2015 Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction and has been featured in Best American Essays 2016. Her Pushcart Prize nominated essay, Shock to the Heart, Or: A Primer on the Practical Applications of Electricity, is a modular essay on the author's internal cardiac defibrillator and the nature of electricity.

Wolf Biter, Viren’s featured essay, examines the author’s relationship with her hands, physically scarred and worn from years of obsessive, destructive habits. Sarah Viren is a Phoenix-based author and winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize and multiple other literary awards.

Event date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444
Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays Cover Image
By Stephanie G'Schwind (Editor)
ISBN: 9781885635570
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University Press of Colorado - May 15th, 2017