Garrard Conley is the author of the memoir, Boy Erased, out from Riverhead (Penguin) May 2016. His work can be found in TIME, VICE, CNN, Buzzfeed Books, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Elizabeth Kostova Foundation Writers’ Conferences and has facilitated craft classes for Catapult, Grub Street, Sackett Street Writers Workshop, and the Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown.
After growing up in a small Arkansan farming community, heading to a liberal arts college a few hours away, completing service for Peace Corps Ukraine, and attaining a Master’s degree in creative writing and queer theory, Garrard taught literature in Sofia, Bulgaria at The American College of Sofia. He now lives in Brooklyn and teaches in NYC.
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Live Wire with Luke Burbank — Wordstock Brunch Edition!
Sunday, November 6 at 11:00 a.m. / doors at 10:00 a.m.
3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Tickets $20 and $25 at Live Wire!
Join us for this very special taping of Live Wire, the fastest growing entertainment show on public radio. In partnership with Literary Arts, we’re thrilled to host the first ever Wordstock Brunch Show! Get turned on to new music, comedy and conversations with a diverse range of original voices — and an anything-can-happen-vibe…All before afternoon tea. Featuring Sherman Alexie, Garrard Conley, and more.