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Eliese Colette Goldbach, J. Malcolm Garcia & Tracy Kidder
November 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKST
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Eliese Colette Goldbach is a literary nonfiction writer who has worked as a steelworker at ArcelorMittal Cleveland. She recently published her memoir about her experiences in Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit. Goldbach’s essays have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Western Humanities Review, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Her Alaska Quarterly Review essay, “White Horse,” was subsequently selected for The Best American Essays 2017. Goldbach has received the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Award and a Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant from the Ohioana Library Association, which is given to a young Ohio writer of promise. She currently teaches at John Carroll University.
J. Malcolm Garcia is a freelance writer and author. His books include The Khaarijee: A Chronicle of Friendship and War in Kabul; What Wars Leave Behind: The Faceless and Forgotten; Without A Country: The Untold Story of America’s Deported Veterans; Riding through Katrina with the Red Baron’s Ghost: A Memoir of Friendship, Family and a Life Writing; and Fruit of All My Grief: Lives In the Shadows of the American Dream. His writing has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s, Mother Jones, West Branch, and various other publications.
Garcia is a recipient of the Studs Terkel Prize for writing about the working classes and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism. His work has been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and The Best American Essays (for an essay that appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review).
Tracy Kidder is a Pulitzer Prize-winner literary nonfiction writer. He is the author of ten books including The Soul of a New Machine, Mountains Beyond Mountains, House, Among Schoolchildren, Old Friends, Home Town, My Detachment, Strength in What Remains, A Truck Full of Money, and (with Richard Todd) Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Kidder has won the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, Lettre Ulysses Award (2nd prize), L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award, and the Ambassador Book Award in American Studies.