The Wells College Visiting Writers Series is pleased to welcome essayist and novelist Leslie Jamison for a public reading and master class on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
The public reading will take place that evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room, on the third floor of Macmillan Hall.
She will also teach a master class, titled "Writing Other People's Lives," earlier that day at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Parlors lounge, located on the first floor of the College's Main Building. Admission is free for both events, and all are welcome.
Often compared to Joan Didion and Susan Sontag, Leslie Jamison is a gifted writer whose work explores the strengths and limits of our shared humanity. Her 2018 book about addiction and the recovery movement, "The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath"—which seamlessly blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and reportage—was named the top nonfiction book of 2018 by Entertainment Weekly.