Emily Rapp

Emily Rapp

The Inland Northwest Center for Writers MFA Program at Eastern Washington University and Get Lit! Programs is pleased to present a Reading, Q&A and Book Signing with author Emily Rapp at Auntie’s Bookstore on Friday, February 20th at 7:30 pm.


Emily Rapp is the author of Poster Child: A Memoir and The Still Point of the Turning World, which was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the PEN Literary Award in nonfiction. Rapp was born in Nebraska and grew up in Wyoming and Colorado. Born with a congenital defect, her left foot was amputated at age four, and she has worn a prosthetic limb ever since. A former Fulbright scholarship recipient, she was educated at Harvard University, Saint Olaf College, Trinity College-Dublin, and the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. She has received awards and recognition for her work from The Atlantic Monthly, StoryQuarterly, the Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation, the Jentel Arts Foundation, the Corporation of Yaddo, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Valparaiso Foundation.


Rapp was the Philip Roth Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University and has received a Rona Jaffe Fellowship. Her work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Sun, The Texas Observer, Body & Soul and many other publications. Emily has taught writing in the MFA program at Antioch University, Los Angeles, The Taos Writers’ Workshop, University of California – Palm Desert, and the Gotham Writers’ Workshops. She is currently professor of Creative Writing and Literature at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is at work on a novel.


Event at a Glance:

EWU Visiting Writers Series presents

Emily Rapp

reading, q&a and book signing



Friday, February 20th at 7:30 pm



Auntie’s Bookstore,

402 W. Main Ave.,

Spokane, WA 99201



This event is FREE and open to the public.


To learn more about Emily Rapp, visit the author’s website: http://emilyrapp.com/index.html


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