In Person: Faculty/Student Reading Series: Jordan Young & Kate Nuernberger

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Join us for the December 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 final reading of the Fall 2023 semester, MFA candidate Jordan Young will be reading with Kathryn Nuernberger, author of The Witch of Eye.

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

Jordan Young is a nonfiction writer from South Florida. Her essays explore relationships, race, cruelty and beauty. Her work can be found in Roxane Gay’s The Audacity. Jordan holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago and is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Kathryn Nuernberger is an essayist and poet who writes about the history of science and ideas, renegade women, plant medicines, and witches. Kathryn Nuernberger’s latest book is The Witch of Eye, which is about witches and witch trials. She is also the author of the poetry collections RUE, The End of Pink and Rag & Bone, as well as a collection of lyric essays, Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past. Her awards include the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets, an NEA fellowship, and notable essays in the Best American series. She teaches poetry and nonfiction for the MFA program at University of Minnesota.


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