Winter With the Writers

Kristen Arnett

Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer and the New York Times bestselling author of the novel Mostly Dead Things (TinHouse), which debuted in June 2019. It was a Most Anticipated book at The Boston Globe, Oprah Magazine, Esquire, Nylon, Buzzfeed, HuffPost, and Bustle.

Event Details

Kristen Arnett: Reading

Speaker Video

Event Details

Master Class (Workshop):   February 13, 4-5:15 p.m. SunTrust Auditorium

Reading:  February 13, 7:30-8:15 p.m. with Book Signing to follow. Bush Auditorium

Speaker Bio

Arnett, was awarded Ninth Letter’s 2015 Literary Award in Fiction and her debut short fiction collection, Felt in the Jaw, won the 2017 Coil Book Award. She is the 2019-2020 Florida Literary Arts Coalition Writer’s Circuit pick and is a bimonthly columnist for Literary Hub. Her work has appeared at North American Review, The Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, PBS Newshour, McSweeneys, Electric Literature, Bennington Review, Salon, and The Rumpus.

A Florida native, Arnett grew up in Orlando, attended Winter Park High School and graduated from Rollins College evening program, Hamilton Holt School. During her time at Rollins, she was an intern for Winter With Writers and now is returning as a renowned author. She also holds a Master’s degree from Florida State in library science.