Writers Read with Jessica Penner '01

Where Common Grounds Coffee House

Duration 2 hours

Jessica Penner, a 2001 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alumna, will be the next featured “Writers Read Author,” on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., in EMU’s Common Grounds Coffeehouse in University Commons. She speaks in university chapel on Friday, Nov. 15.

Penner released her debut novel-in-stories, Shaken in the Water (Foxhead Books) in April 2013. She has been published in Bellevue Literary Review, Center for Mennonite Writing, Rhubarb and the anthology Tongue Screws and Testimonies. She won an honorable mention for the short story “Homebody” in Open City’s RRofihe Trophy contest and an honorable mention for the essay “Mustard Seed” in Bellevue Literary Review’s Burns Archive Prize for nonfiction.

Penner earned a BA in theater and English at EMU and a MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She previously taught English to international students at James Madison University and currently resides in New York City.

For more information on Penner visit the Foxhead Books website.

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Intended Audience General Public

Tags COMMONGROUNDS, STULIFE, Intellectual Life, Arts, Admission_Display_Panel

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Name Language & Literature Dept

Phone # 540.432.4168

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