Writers in Residence
Our first visiting writer of the 2014-2015 school year is Elena Passarello.
Elena Passarello's reading is scheduled for Thursday, October 9th at 7:30 in Walter Hall Rotunda.
Elena Passarello’s essays on pop culture, music, the performing arts, and the natural world have appeared in Slate, Creative Nonfiction, Normal School, Ninth Letter, and the Iowa Review, among other publications. Her debut nonfiction collection, Let Me Clear My Throat (Sarabande 2012), explores the human voice in popular performance, and she co-wrote a series of devised nonfiction monologues for the 2012 music writing anthology Pop When the World Falls Apart (Duke University Press). A recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts, and the University of Iowa Museum of Art, she received an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Iowa and BAs in English and Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. (bio from oregonstate.edu)
See an example of Elena's work at longreads.