Joanna Howard

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Joanna Howard

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In a toxic former boom town in Oklahoma’s northeastern corner, Joanna Howard’s childhood was mediated largely through television. Her feminist mother and truck driver father were splitting apart—until they didn’t—and Howard found refuge in the Beverly Hillbillies and Smokey and the Bandit. Rerun Era is brief, non-chronological memoir that Buzzfeed calls “laugh out loud funny” despite an abundance of tragic elements. According to Lit Hub, “these memories portray a part of America—and its provincial popular culture—rarely explored in literature.” A former professor in Brown’s Literary Arts department, Howard will discuss the memoir with local author Laird Hunt.

Paris Review has an excerpt.

November 20 2019


Date: November 20, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
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