The Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction: Reading by Mieke Eerkens
NWP alum Mieke Eerkens will read from her debut book All Ships Follow Me on Thursday, April 11th at 7 p.m. at Prairie Lights Books. This reading, which is part of The Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction, is open to the public.
Kirkus Reviews describes All Ships Follow Me as “a generational memoir of war and its long-lasting effects on descendants.” Robin Hemley calls it a “remarkable and unique portrait of inter-generational family trauma and collective guilt,” and Jen Percy agrees: “Lyric, meditative, and deeply reported, this is an essential book that reveals so much about what we need to know about being human.”
Mieke Eerkens’s writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Creative Nonfiction, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Guernica, among others. She earned an M.A. in English from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. Eerkens teaches creative writing online for UCLA Extension’s Writers’ Program and as a visiting instructor for the Iowa Summer Writing Program. She divides her time between Amsterdam and California. All Ships Follow Me is her first book.
This reading is sponsored by The Nonfiction Writing Program, the Department of English, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Provost’s Office, Prairie Lights Books, and the Kyle J. and Sharon Krause Family Foundation.