How to Read Prose in Public and Still Make Friends with Mo Daviau
July 23 • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm• $5 – $10
Willamette Writers on the River presents Mo Daviau
How to Read Prose in Public and Still Make Friends
Monday, July 23rd, 2018
First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room
Corvallis, OR (Corner of 9th and Monroe)
(Use 9th Street Parking lot entrance)
Let’s face it: literary prose can be kind of rough when you take it off the page and onto the stage. Mo Daviau, a veteran improv comedian as well as a fiction writer, offers tips on how to choose and read your work for an audience for maximum entertainment.
Mo Daviau is the author of the novel Every Anxious Wave (St. Martin’s Press, 2016), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award/Ken Kesey Award for fiction in 2017. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Toast, The Offing, and Nailed magazine. She earned her MFA from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan in 2013. Mo recently completed her second novel, The Marcie Pillow, which she believes is the world’s first comic novel about recovering from an abusive relationship, and has started a third novel, which takes place at her alma mater, Smith College. Mo lives in Portland, where she is a member of the writing critique group The Guttery, and is a bookseller at Powell’s Books.