READING: TESSA FONTAINE, ELISSA ALTMAN, & SUSANNA SONNENBERG, ARTIST TALK: MARK ADAMS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 6 PM
Tessa Fontaine is the author of The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts, a New York Times Editor's choice, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, an Amazon Editors' Top 100 of 2018 and Best Memoir/Biography of 2018, and more. Tessa’s writing won an AWP Intro Award, and has appeared in Glamour, The Believer, LitHub, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. She has taught at various universities, for the New York Times summer journeys, and in prisons.
Elissa Altman is the award-winning author of three memoirs including the upcoming Motherland, Treyf, and Poor Man's Feast. Her work can be found in Tin House, the Washington Post, The Rumpus, LitHub, The Guardian, and has been anthologized for six consecutive years in Best Food Writing. She has appeared live on the TEDx stage, in discussion with Wallace Shawn at The Public Theater in New York, and was a finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize in 2016. She lives in Connecticut.
Susanna Sonnenberg is the author of the memoirs Her Last Death and She Matters: A Life in Friendships, both New York Times Bestsellers. Her essays and personal narratives have been widely anthologized. She teaches workshops and writes in Missoula, Montana, where she has lived for 25 years.
Mark Adams has been a cartographer with the National Park Service for over 25 years and a painter showing at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. He has also exhibited photography, scientific illustration and video art. He has traveled with a sketchbook in Asia, Central America and Europe and has recently illustrated and co-authored a geologic primer, Coastal Landforms of Cape Cod with geologists from the Center for Coastal Studies and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.