Penn prof. Jay Kirk talks new genre-bending narrative nonfiction book at KWH virtual event

The Daily Pennsylvanian
October 4, 2020

Penn professor Jay Kirk discussed his newest book "Avoid the Day: A New Nonfiction in Two Movements" at a virtual event hosted by Kelly Writers House on Tuesday.

Kirk is a renowned writer and professor in Penn’s creative writing department where he teaches ENGL 135, "Narrative Nonfiction: The Art of Experience," where students have the opportunity to explore long-form nonfiction and publish their work in the experimental nonfiction journal, XFic. Best known for his 2010 book "Kingdom Under Glass," which was named one of the Washington Post’s best nonfiction books, Kirk has taught at Penn since 2005.

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