At the end of this month, the Ball State creative writing program will host its annual In Print Festival of First Books, a two-day event featuring a reading and panel discussion by writers who have just published their first books, as well as an editor from a small press or literary journal.
In anticipation of this event, we have prepared a series of blog posts highlighting each of the writers whose work will be presented at the festival. This week’s subject: fiction writer Nick White.
Nick’s Official Bio
Nick White is the author of the novel How to Survive a Summer. A native of Mississippi, he teaches creative writing at Ohio State University. His fiction and essays have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Guernica, The Hopkins Review, LitHub, Poets & Writers, and elsewhere. His short story collection, Sweet and Low, will be published in the summer of 2018.
- Interview with Rolling Stone about How to Survive a Summer and gay conversion therapy
- Interview with The Kenyon Review about his short story, “The Exaggerations,” published in their Summer 2013 issue, and about writing in general
- Interview with The Oxford Citizen about How to Survive a Summer
- “The Last of His Kind” in Guernica
- “The Exaggerations” in The Kenyon Review
- “The Curator” originally published in Day One
- “Confronting Gay Conversion Therapy Through Fiction” at LitHub
- Playlist for How to Survive a Summer in Largehearted Boy Book Notes
- “Nick White Recommends” in Poets & Writers
Nick will be joined at the 2018 In Print Festival of First Books by poet Carolina Ebeid, nonfiction writer Jan Shoemaker, and editor Kristen Elias Rowley.
- Wednesday, 03/28: In Print Reading, 8-10 PM in the Student Center Ballroom
- Thursday, 03/29: In Print Panel Discussion, 8-10 PM in the Student Center Ballroom
Nick White will also be visiting Professor Sean Lovelace’s ENG 407 class:
- Thursday, 03/29, 3:30-4:45 in Robert Bell, Room 361
All In Print events are free and open to the public, but contact Prof. Lovelace in advance if you want to sit in on his class.