Lidia Yuknavitch is the bestselling author of the novels Thrust, The Book of Joan, and The Small Backs of Children, the short story collection Verge, the anti-memoir The Chronology of Water, and The Misfit's Manifesto, based on her TED Talk "On the Beauty of Being a Misfit," now with well over four million views. She won the Oregon Book Award for the novel The Small Backs of Children, and The Chronology of Water won the PNBA prize and was a finalist for the PEN Prize in Creative Nonfiction. The Chronology of Water is being adapted for film by Kristen Stewart, who co-wrote and will direct. She received her PhD in Postmodern Literature from the University of Oregon. She founded Corporeal Writing in Portland, OR. She now lives in the woods next to the ocean.
Reading(s) will be streamed via the Creative Writing Program's YouTube Channel.