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STORIES ON SUNDAY: Kirsten Reneau (Sensitive Creatures)

May 12, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

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Enjoy a reading, then hear the story behind the stories during Stories on Sunday with essayist Kirsten Reneau.

sensitive creatures essays by kirsten reneau - hummingbirds and leavesSensitive Creatures, forthcoming from Belle Point Press in March, is an unflinching yet hopeful prose, this debut essay collection explores the most animal parts of our human nature. Discussions of various creatures in the natural world serve as portals to the painful realities Kirsten Reneau confronts in the process of breaking—and remaking—a home. Honest in their descriptions of sexual assault and its traumatic effects, these essays are at once clinical and lyrical reflections on the ways that desire can permeate our lives for better or worse, as well as how it can be channeled into a lifegiving force for women in a world often hostile to their basic needs. Sensitive Creatures ultimately is a story of darkness, resilience, and the light that still manages to crack through.

Fun Fact: Kirsten is a past Hippocampus Magazine contributor, and she received a Pushcart Prize nomination for the essay “An Incredibly Brief and Unfinished History of Sound,” which appeared in our March-April 2019 issue.

About the Series: Stories on Sundays are bi-monthly readings from a recent/forthcoming work of creative nonfiction followed by an author interview + audience Q&A. Your registration helps fund our contributor payments and other costs associated with running our journal.

Meet the Speaker

sensitive creatures essays by kirsten reneau - hummingbirds and leavesKirsten Reneau is a writer living in the south. She graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College and received her MFA from the University of New Orleans. She is the author of two chapbooks, and her work has been published in The Threepenny Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Reed Magazine, and others. This is her first full-length essay collection.


May 12, 2024
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