Philadelphia Author Josh Emmons

Philadelphia-based writer Josh Emmons, author of the novels The Loss of Leon Meed and Prescription for a Superior Existence, reads new work and answers questions about writing literary fiction and nonfiction in the twenty-first century.

A graduate of Oberlin College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop (2002), he published his first book, The Loss of Leon Meed, in 2005. It was a Book Sense pick and winner of a James Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award. His second novel, Prescription for a Superior Existence, which was published in 2008, explores the intersections of faith, religion and desire. His fiction and non-fiction have been published in various magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and The San Francisco Chronicle.

Emmons has taught at the University of the Arts, Loyola University Chicago, the University of Iowa, Grinnell and Whitman colleges, and elsewhere.

Kaleidoscope Lenfest Theater

Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA 19426

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014


Margie Connor

Phone: 610-409-3595