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Virtual Author Event: Kerri Arsenault

Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mill Town is an autoethnographic excavation of Kerri’s town, where she sifts through historical archives and scientific reports, talk to family and neighbors, and examines her own childhood to illuminate the rise and collapse of the working-class, the hazards of loving and leaving home, and the ambiguous nature of toxics and disease. Mill Town is a moral wake-up call that asks, Whose lives are we willing to sacrifice for our own survival?

Kerri is the book review editor for Orion magazine and a contributing editor at Lithub.com. Her book, Mill Town: reckoning with what remains, publishes September 1, 2020 from St. Martin’s Press.

She received my MFA in creative writing from The New School and previously studied in the Master Programme in communication for development, Malmö University, Sweden, an interdisciplinary program analyzing the interplay between politics, media, information and communication technology, international development, diversity, conflict resolution, and theories of social change within the context of globalization. She has a B.A. in creative writing and English literature from Beloit College. Her work has been published in Freeman’s, Lit Hub, Air Mail, Orion Magazine, and other publications.

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Please register and a Zoom link will be sent out the day before the event.


Thursday, September 3, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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