Danielle Evans

Visiting writer Danielle Evans. the author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

The Creative Writing and Literature Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) will host visiting writer Danielle Evans, the author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self (Riverhead Books, 2011), Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in the O’Shaughnessy Performance Space. After a reading, Evans will host a question-and-answer session and book signing with attendees. “Danielle’s work is beautifully written and often centers on young people as they navigate the hardships of growing up,” explained Anne Valente, a faculty member Creative Writing and Literature Department. “It is a privilege to have her on campus to share her expertise in creative writing and the craft of fiction. I know students will enjoy meeting and learning from her. We are truly honored to have her visit.” Evans currently teaches creative writing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She received a bachelor’s in anthropology from Colombia University, an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and was a fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. She was recognized in with 2011 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for her debut short story collection, Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, and was a 2011 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 selection. The O’Shaughnessy Performance Space is located on the SFUAD campus at 1600 St. Michael’s Drive. The reading, which will be followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing, will be held January 31 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.