C.K. Williams Reading by Brandon Taylor

Mar 14, 2022, 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex


Event Description

A reading by Brandon Taylor, whose novel Real Life was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and eight creative writing seniors. The C.K. Williams Reading Series showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests.

Featured Student Readers:

  • Ned Furlong ’22
  • Christina Im ’22
  • Makailyn Jones ’22
  • Maya V. Mishra ’22
  • Alissa Nalewajko ’22
  • Noel Peng ’22
  • Jacqueline Pothier ’22
  • Aleeza Schoenberg ’22


Brandon Taylor is the author of the novel Real Life, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, as well as The National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize and the 2021 Young Lions Fiction Award. His work has appeared in Guernica, American Short Fiction, Gulf Coast, Buzzfeed Reader, O: The Oprah Magazine, Gay Mag, The New Yorker online, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow.

Event Type
Book Talk
Event Category
AAS Recommended Event


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