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Narrative Storytelling Craft Discussion with Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

Join Sonora Jha’s Narrative Storytelling class for an intimate one-night guest lecture with Jocelyn Nicole Johnson. Author of the much anticipated collection My Monticello, Jocelyn will discuss the craft of storytelling with Sonora and her students. Questions for Jocelyn may be submitted in advance and during the talk via the chat.


Sonora’s class will also have a guest lecture from Aimee Nezhukumatathil on October 21. Learn more »

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Instructor: Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 12/02/2021

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST

Maximum Class Size: 30

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Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

Jocelyn Nicole Johnson is the author of My Monticello, five stories and a novella all set in Virginia, forthcoming from Henry Holt on October 5th, 2021, and selected by National Book award winner Charles Yu as his most anticipated book for the year. Johnson has been a fellow at TinHouse, Hedgebrook and VCCA; her writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Guernica, The Guardian, Kweli, Joyland, Phoebe, Shenandoah, Prime Number Magazine, and elsewhere. Her short story “Control Negro” was anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2018, guest edited by Roxane Gay, who called it, "one hell of a story" and read live by LeVar Burton as part of PRI’s Selected Shorts series. A veteran public school art teacher, Johnson lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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