IU East Regional Writers Series presents memoirist Angela Palm

Indiana University East presents “Regional Writers Series: A Reading with Memoirist Angela Palm,” from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, on IU East Facebook Live. The event is free and open to the public.Viewer discretion is advised.

black and white portrait of Angela Palm

Angela Palm

The Regional Writers Series is presented by the IU East School of Humanities and Social Sciences to bring both established and emerging writers of significance to campus for workshops and public readings.

Raised in the rural Midwest, Palm earned a B.A. in English Literature and a B.S. in Criminal Justice at Saint Joseph’s College. Palm is the author of Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here, recipient of the 2014 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize (Graywolf Press, August 2016). Riverine was short-listed for the Vermont Book Award and the Indiana Author Award/Emerging Author Award. It was an Indie Next selection, winner of the 2014 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a Kirkus Best Book of 2016, and a Powerful Memoir by Powerful Women selected by Oprah. Palm is the editor of a book featuring work by Vermont writers, called Please Do Not Remove (Wind Ridge Books, 2014).

Palm has taught creative writing workshops and classes at Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Champlain College, New England Young Writers’ Conference, The Kentucky Women Writers’ Conference, The Writers’ Barn, The Porch (Nashville), Writers for Recovery, and The Renegade Writers’ Collective and is the recipient of a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Fellowship in narrative nonfiction and a 2019 creation grant from the Vermont Arts Council.

Palm has worked as assistant manager at Parent University, an education program for New Americans and refugees. She is on the Board of Directors of the Vermont Young Writers Project, works as a writing and editorial consultant at Boston’s Grub Street writing center, and volunteers with Amnesty International. She currently works as director of Strategic Communications at &Partners, a digital design agency dedicated to creating social impact through ethical civic technology.

Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction, Tin House, Longreads, Ecotone, Passages North, At Length Magazine, Ep;phany, Brevity, DIAGRAM, Essay Daily, Paper Darts, Green Mountains Review, apt, SmokeLong Quarterly, Hippocampus Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, Little Fiction, Big Truths, Sundog Lit, and elsewhere. Her work has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in fiction and nonfiction, a Derringer Award, Best of the Net, and the Best Short Fictions anthology.

This event is sponsored by the IU East School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Mindful Explorations, courtesy of the William H. and Jean R. Reller Endowment.

For more information, contact Brian Brodeur, Ph.D., assistance professor of English, at bbrodeur@iue.edu.