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Justin Torres Mark Twain Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Reading

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Storrs Campus
UConn Bookstore, Storrs Center

The University of Connecticut’s Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce that Justin Torres will read from his work for all who are interested on Tuesday, October 8. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in the UConn Bookstore in Storrs Center.

Justin Torres has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, Tin House, The Washington Post, Glimmer Train, Flaunt, and other publications, as well as non-fiction pieces in publications like The Guardian and The Advocate. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Justin's novel We the Animals has been translated into fifteen languages and was recently adapted into a film. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library. The National Book Foundation named him one of the 2012's 5 under 35. He was the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, a Rolón Fellowship in Literature from United States Artists, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is an Assistant Professor of English at UCLA.

The reading, co-sponsored by the Bloom Endowment Fund, the UConn Creative Writing Program, and the UConn Bookstore, is free and open to the public. The UConn Bookstore is located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs, Connecticut, and can be reached at 860-486-8525. For more information, visit the Creative Writing Program’s website at


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