Jacinda Townsend — Mother Country - with Melissa Scholes Young — at Conn Ave

Upcoming Event
Monday, May 23, 2022 - 7:00pm

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This event is free with first come, first served seating.

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A transnational feminist novel about human trafficking and motherhood from an award-winning author.

Jacinda Townsend is the author of Saint Monkey, which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Melissa Scholes Young is the author of the novels The Hive and Flood and editor of Grace in Darkness and Furious Gravity, two anthologies by women writers. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Ms., Washington Post, Poets & Writers, Ploughshares, Literary Hub, and Believer Magazine. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Foundation, the Center for Mark Twain Studies, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri, she is a professor in Literature at American University.


This event is free with first come, first served seating.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Mother Country: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450871
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Graywolf Press - May 3rd, 2022