Garrard Conley will host a craft talk as part of the summer residency for Salve Regina's creative writing degree program, the Newport MFA. Craft talks are lectures on writing technique normally reserved for MFA students.
Conley is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir "Boy Erased," which has been translated into more than a dozen languages and is now a major motion picture. He is also a creator and producer of the podcast "UnErased," which explores the history of conversion therapy in America through interviews, historical documents and archival materials. A survivor of conversion therapy, Conley is an activist and speaker, lecturing at schools and venues across the country on radical compassion, writing through trauma and growing up gay in the complicated South. He is currently at work on a novel about queer 18th-century lives.
Reservations are strongly suggested.