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March 31, 2023
6:00 pm
8:00 pm

An Evening With Katharine Noel, Shannon Robinson, & Lysley Tenorio

Join The Ivy Bookshop at our sibling store, Bird in Hand, for an evening with three wonderful Baltimore-based writers: Katharine Noel, Shannon Robinson, and Lysley Tenorio!

Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins, Katharine Noel was the Writer in Residence at Claremont McKenna College, from 2009 to 2013. From 2002 to 2009, she was the Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, where she held Wallace Stegner and Truman Capote fellowships in 2000–2002. Prior to teaching at Stanford, she worked for two years at Gould Farm, a program in the Berkshire Mountains for adults with mental illnesses, and for four years at a shelter for homeless women and children.

Shannon Robinson’s work has appeared in Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Water-Stone Review, Nimrod, Joyland, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in fiction from Washington University in St. Louis, and in 2011 she was the Writer-in-Residence at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Other honors include the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts, a Hedgebrook Fellowship, a Sewanee Scholarship and an Independent Artist Award from the Maryland Arts Council. Currently, she teaches creative writing at Johns Hopkins University and lives in Baltimore with her husband and son.

Lysley Tenorio is the author of Monstress, named a book of the year by The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Son of Good Fortune, winner of the New American Voices Award from the Institute for Immigration Research. His stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, Manoa, and Zoetrope: All-Story, and have been adapted the for the stage in San Francisco and New York City. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, Macdowell, the Bogliasco Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, the Edmund White Award, a Whiting Award, and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Born in the Philippines and raised in California, he is an Associate Professor in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

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