Get a chance to pick the brain of Justin Torres, one of the best of an emerging pack of young writers taking the literary world by storm. A graduate of the University of Iowa’s prestigious Writing Workshop, Torres has published fiction in numerous publications including The New Yorker and Harper's, and has had nonfiction published in The Guardian and The Advocate. Followings stints at Columbia and Lesley University, Torres currently teaches at the Writer’s Foundry MFA program at St. Joseph's College and is a 2014-15 Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library. His first novel, We The Animals, focuses on three brothers from Brooklyn and puts a new, heart-wrenching twist on the classic bildungsroman tale. In addition to his literary accolades, Torres was named one of Salon’s sexiest men in 2011. Presented by the Zell Visiting Writers Series and the Helen Zell Writers’ Program in partnership with the University of Michigan Museum of Art, his visit provides the perfect opportunity to get questions answered from one of the hottest young writers in the field today. A reading and book-signing will follow the Q&A session at the UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium.
Thursday, November 12
The Hopwood Room in Angell Hall, 435 State St.
734-615-3710 | lsa.umich.edu/writers/readingsevents