Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Finding Meaning in a Post-Truth Climate with Barrett Swanson
- 400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire, WI 54701
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- Dates: October 22, 2022
- Location: L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
- Time: 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
- Price: FREE
Swanson will explore how the political and social tumult of the last decade has affected various communities around the United States and how they’ve tried to find meaning in their lives amid the instability and confusion. Discover how the breakdown of cultural narratives and consensus reality has affected citizens not only politically but also emotionally and psychologically.
BARRET SWANSON is a contributing editor at Harper's Magazine and the author of the essay collection, Lost in Summerland. He was the 2016-2017 Halls Emerging Artist Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and was the recipient of a 2015 Pushcart Prize. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Harper's, The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, The Believer, The New Republic, The Guardian, The Atavist, The Paris Review, and two editions of Best American Travel Writing, among other places.