Visiting Writers Series: Jessica Handler

Jessica Handler teaches creative writing and directs the Minor in Writing at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA. Her novel, The Magnetic Girl, received the 2020 Southern Book Prize and was nominated for the Townsend Prize for Fiction. The novel is one of the 2019 “Books All Georgians Should Read,” an Indie Next pick, Wall Street Journal Spring 2019 pick, Bitter Southerner Summer 2019 pick, and a Southern Independent Bookseller’s Association “Okra" Pick. Her writing has appeared on NPR, Electric Literature, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Newsweek, and The Washington Post.

As this is an in-person event, masking is required as stated by UAB COVID policy. 

Wednesday, October 20 at 6:00pm

Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Lecture Hall
1221 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205

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Lectures & Presentations


Arts & Culture

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General Public, Alumni & Donors, Current Students, Faculty & Staff



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