Columbia College Chicago

Fall 2019 Creative Writing Reading Series: Terese Mailhot and Chris L. Terry

The Creative Writing Reading Series welcomes Terese Mailhot and Chris L. Terry. 

Terese Mailhot is from Seabird Island, British Columbia, and is the New York Times bestselling author of Heart Berries: A Memoir. Her work has appeared in Best American Essays 2019GuernicaPacific StandardGrantaMother JonesMedium, Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award and teaches creative writing at Purdue University. 

Chris L. Terry was born in 1979 to an African-American father and an Irish-American mother. He has an MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and a creative writing MFA from Columbia College Chicago. Terry’s debut novel, Zero Fade, was named a Best Book of the Year by Slate  and Kirkus Reviews. He lives in Los Angeles with his family. 


About the Creative Writing Reading Series

The Columbia College Chicago Reading Series is committed to curating critically engaged contemporary works that challenge traditional discourse and embrace culturally relevant, diverse voices. The college’s unique connection to the vibrant cultural and educational district in the South Loop also sets the stage for some of the most fascinating, inspiring, and influential conversations on the literary arts.

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Stage Two, Stage Two, 2nd Floor
618 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL, 60605

Event Type

Performance, Reading


School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English and Creative Writing


Creative Writing Reading Series



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Jeff Hoffmann

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