Dinner with the Author -- Tessa Fontaine: Recklessness, Obsession, and Wild Aban

October 19th, 2018 | Starts at: 5:30 pm

TESSA FONTAINE is the author of The Electric Woman, a memoir about performing in America's last traveling sideshow. Other writing has appeared in PANK, Seneca Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the University of Alabama and is working on a PhD in creative writing at the University of Utah. She has taught in prisons for five years, and founded a Writers in the Schools program in Salt Lake City. She currently lives in South Carolina.  Tessa will address writing nonfiction. Much of the conventional wisdom around writing nonfiction concerns a careful adherence to predetermined rules, such as writing truthfully and ethically; in this talk the author will speak about nonfiction's wild sister, and when she demands we throw caution to the wind.


"Honest and emotionally vulnerable . . . In this memoir that seamlessly balances grief, loss and wild-eyed determination, Fontaine makes a compelling case for using fear as an unexpected gift."  ―BookPage 

Chippewa Valley Book Festival's book sales committee will have copies of The Electric Woman available for purchase at this event. Please join us for an autographing session following the presentation.

Dinner and presentation is $32.