The Visiting Writers Program will be celebrating the release of MAWP graduate Jessica Chiarella’s debut novel And Again. Chiarella will be on campus to read and discuss her work. The event takes place on Tuesday, January 26 at 6:00 pm in Richardson Library Room 115.
Chiarella is a Vernon Hills native who graduated from DePaul in 2014. Currently she is enrolled in the University of California, Riverside’s MFA program. In And Again, Chiarella explores the impact of a miracle cure on the lives of terminally-ill patients. Though given a chance to live again, Chiarella’s tenderly wrought characters may have lost another crucial aspect of their identity.