Debra Monroe - Cedar City

Debra Monroe

Debra Monroe

Sep 26, 2017, 11:30 am


Debra Monroe

Book Title

My Unsentimental Education


Cedar City

Southwest Region


Southern Utah University
351 W University Blvd
Cedar City , UT 84720-2415
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Novelist, poet, and essayist Debra Monroe will visit SUU as part of their 2017 Art of Literature series. Monroe is a Flannery O’Connor Award winner and the author of six books, including 2015’s My Unsentimental Education.

Debra Monroe is the author of two story collection, two novels and two memoirs. Her recent memoir, My
Unsentimental Education, is the “salty and blunt” account of how the rags-to-riches story plays out differently fora woman. She is known as a “fierce” writer who presents “ever-hopeful lost souls with engaging humor and
sympathy” for prose that’s “rangy, thoughtful, ambitious, and widely, wildly knowledgeable.” She has published fiction in more than 50 magazines, and her essays have appeared in the New York Times,, The
American Scholar and have been cited for Best American Essays often.

This event is made possible with support from Southern Utah University and Utah Humanities.