Writers Talk! Keith Lesmeister Fiction Reading

Sponsored by Languages & Literatures

Thursday, March 23, 7:30pm
Bartlett Hall 1017 • University of Northern Iowa

Keith Pilapil Lesmeister is the author of We Could’ve Been Happy Here and Mississippi River Museum. He is the founding editor of Cutleaf, a literary journal, and EastOver Press. His fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, Gettysburg Review, New Stories from the Midwest, North American Review, and many others. He lives and works in the Driftless region of northeast Iowa.

"Mississippi River Museum is a gut punch of an American story, set in a corner of northeast Iowa that simmers with menace and a slow-moving beauty. Its hero, Joe Patterson, breaks the mold of the usual rural archetypes: he’s biracial, full of heart, and aching, though he doesn’t know it, for a family of his own. Keith Pilapil Lesmeister’s chapbook is an instant classic."
—Benjamin Anastas, author of Too Good to Be True: a memoir