In Person: Faculty/Student Reading Series: John Lapine & Krys Malcolm Belc

Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 7:30pm
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Avenue S
Suite 107
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States


(612) 215-2540

Join us for the October entry in our monthly Faculty/Student Reading Series, where we host a local faculty writer from the University of Minnesota's Creative Writing MFA Program and a student writer, offering a chance for emerging local writers to place their work in conversation with an established writer. For this month's reading, MFA candidate John Lapine will be reading with Krys Malcolm Belc, author of The Natural Mother of the Child: A Memoir of Nonbinary Parenthood.

This reading will also feature an exclusive student discount on all purchases in the bookstore, where anyone attending with a valid student ID will receive 10% off as our show of appreciation for the Twin Cities student writing community.


About the readers

John LaPine is an MFA candidate in Poetry at the University of Minnesota. He earned his MA in creative writing & pedagogy from Northern Michigan University (NMU), where he volunteered as an associate editor of creative nonfiction & poetry for the literary journal Passages North, and worked as an intern at Graywolf Press. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in: The Rising Phoenix ReviewHot Metal BridgeThe /Temz/ ReviewGlass: A Journal of PoetryUnder the Gum TreeRhythm & BonesMidwestern Gothic, & elsewhere. His first chapbook of essays, An Unstable Container, is forthcoming from Bull City Press.

Krys Malcolm Belc is the author of The Natural Mother of the Child: A Memoir of Nonbinary Parenthood (Counterpoint) and the flash nonfiction chapbook In Transit (The Cupboard Pamphlet). His essays have been featured in GrantaGuernicaThe RumpusBrevity, and elsewhere. Krys is the memoir editor of Split Lip Magazine. He lives in Philadelphia with his partner and their four young children.


Our Fall 2023 slate of Faculty/Student Readings includes:

September 14: K Ho & Aamina Ahmad

October 19: John Lapine & Krys Malcolm Belc

November 16: Natalie Dalea & Kim Todd

December 7: Jordan Young & Kate Nuernberger