Author Briallen Hopper in Conversation with Gina Tomaine

Friday  5 April  2019  6:30 PM    Friday  5 April  2019 8:00 PM
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Briallen Hopper is the editor of the religion and culture magazine Killing the Buddha, and she teaches writing at Queens College, City University of New York, and holds a PhD in English from Princeton. She is widely published---one of her most well-known essays is “On Spinsters” at the LA Review of Books. Learn more at her website,
Here’s what some early readers have to say about it:
Hopper’s essays seem like love songs . . . delicate, thoughtful elegies to friendship, compassion, and grace. A fresh, well-crafted collection.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The perfect book to give to a friend and read together.” ―Nylon
“A refreshing collection that probes the expanse of the human heart.” ―BookPage
“A compelling, smart collection of essays on relationships of many kinds―hoarding, dependence, female friendship, marriage or lack thereof―from a widely published literary scholar.” ―Lit Hub
Gina Tomaine is a Philadelphia-based writer and editor. She is currently Deputy Lifestyle Editor of Philadelphia magazine and was previously Associate Deputy Editor of Rodale’s Organic Life. Her work been featured in Painted Bride Quarterly, Longreads, The Boston Globe, Boston magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Women’s Health, Yoga Journal, Runner’s World, Entropy, and Apiary, among others. She also wrote frequently for NPR’s From the Top, where she interviewed classical musicians. She has lectured in composition and literature at Saint Joseph’s University and Rosemont College, and earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Emerson College. She is the author of The Philly Tarot Deck Guidebook, the accompanying guide to the tarot deck created by illustrator James Boyle.
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