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NWP Alumna Jo Ann Beard in the New York Times: "The Essay That Made Jo Ann Beard Want to Write Nonfiction"

Mar 17, 2021
Jo Ann Beard by Jennifer May Hires

Nonfiction Writing Program alumna Jo Ann Beard, author of the essay collection The Boys of My Youth and the forthcoming Festival Days, spoke with the New York Times in their By The Book column in March 2021. Read "The Essay That Made Jo Ann Beard Want to Write Nonfiction."

Beard and NWP professor Melissa Febos will read and have a conversation at Prairie Lights Books Virtual on Friday, March 26 at 7pm CST as part of The Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction. Together they'll celebrate the release of Beard's Festival Days and Febos's latest book, Girlhood. See event details here.