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Recklessness, Obsession, and Wild Abandon

  • Richmond Hall, Lismore Hotel 333 Gibson Street Eau Claire, WI, 54701 United States (map)

Tessa Fontaine


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.

  • 5:30 p.m. cash bar, 6:15 p.m. dinner (reservation information available mid-summer)
  • 8:00 p.m. program (open to the public)

>> Our 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.

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.