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Turning Real Life into Fiction Author Visit and Writer’s Workshop with Keith Lesmeister

May 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St

Keith Lesmeister is the author of We Could’ve Been Happy Here, a collection of stories forthcoming spring 2017 (MG Press). His fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, Gettysburg Review, Harpur Palate, Meridian, Redivider, Slice Magazine, and many others. His nonfiction has appeared in River Teeth, The Good Men Project, Tin House Open Bar, Water~Stone Review, and elsewhere. He received his M.F.A. from the Bennington Writing Seminars.

He currently teaches at Northeast Iowa Community College. On Friday, May 26, Keith will be offering the free writer’s workshop, “Turning Real Life Into Fiction” which is an interactive presentation which focuses on how stories develop from a single conversation, image, or event. Please register for your spot by calling the library. Burlington By the Book will have Lesmeister’s book for presale.

Keith is available for interview at His website is available here: 

For more information visit the Burlington Public Library's website.

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