Q&A: Visiting Writer Amy Butcher

April 11, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm | Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile)

This event is part of our visiting writer series.


Amy Butcher
Q&A 3:30 | Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile)

Amy Butcher is the author of Visiting Hours (Blue Rider Press/Penguin), a memoir that chronicles her response when a college friend suffers a psychotic break and murders his ex- girlfriend. Butcher is also an essayist whose most recent work appears in The New York TimesThe Paris Review onlineTin House onlineThe Iowa ReviewGuernicaGulf CoastFourth GenreThe Rumpus, and Brevity. She is the recipient of the 2014 Iowa Review Award in nonfiction, as judged by David Shields, and has received fellowships and awards from the Stanley Foundation for International Research, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the Academy of American Poets, Word Riot Inc., and Colgate University's Olive B. O'Connor Creative Writing Fellowship. She teaches courses on the essay at Ohio Wesleyan University, where she is an Assistant Professor of English, and serves as a graduate-level writing instructor and thesis director for Chatham University's Masters of Fine Arts Program in Nonfiction, Southern New Hampshire University's Masters Program in Creative Nonfiction, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, the Iowa Young Writers' Studio, and the Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Sitka, Alaska. 


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