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The Zoom link is: https://drew.zoom.us/j/92518595086
The Drew English Department presents a Publishing Symposium, featuring Jenna Johnson (Editor in Chief, Farrar, Straus & Giroux); Rebecca Gradinger (literary agent, Fletcher & Company); and Denne Michelle Norris (Editor in Chief, Electric Literature)
Generously funded by the Casement Fund.
Jenna Johnson, Editor in Chief at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, has published a range of award-winning and bestselling titles, including Luster by Raven Leilani, Owls of the Eastern Ice by Jonathan Slaght, Severance by Ling Ma, The Turner House by Angela Flournoy, We the Animals by Justin Torres and James Beard Winner Save the Deli by David Sax. Jenna publishes fiction and narrative nonfiction, with particular interest in original and surprising voices.
Rebecca Gradinger joined the literary agency Fletcher & Company in 2009. She represents a variety of authors who write narrative nonfiction and literary fiction, including Maggie Shipstead, Francisco Cantú, Damon Tweedy, Courtney Maum, Noe Alvarez, Rachel Cargle, and others. She holds a BA from Barnard College and a JD from the George Washington University Law Center.
Denne Michele Norris is Editor in Chief of Electric Literature. A 2021 Out100 Honoree, her writing has been supported by MacDowell, Tin House, VCCA, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction, and appears in McSweeney’s, American Short Fiction, and ZORA. She co-hosts the critically acclaimed podcast Food 4 Thot, and is hard at work on her debut novel.