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Alumna Goodman to Serve as Fred Ewing Case and Lola Case Write-in-Residence

September 14, 2023

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MACOMB, IL - - The Western Illinois University Department of English will host the Fred Ewing Case and Lola Case Write-in-Residence Tuesday, Sept. 26.

This year's author is Julianna Goodman, a Young Adult novelist and alumna of WIU. A Craft Talk and a reading/book signing will be held at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. respectively, in the University Art Gallery. Both events are free and open to the public.

Juliana Goodman was born and raised in Blue Island, IL. She received her bachelor's degree in English literature from Western Illinois University in 2014. She went on to complete her master's degree in Fiction Writing in 2017 at Purdue University. Goodman has received several awards and scholarships for her writing and was a 2014 Jack Kent Cooke graduate Arts Award finalist, as well as a fellow with the Tulsa Artist Fellowship from 2019-2022. Her debut Young Adult novel, The Black Girls Left Standing, is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection and a 2023 Edgar Award Nominee. In her free time, she enjoys watching horror films, reading the latest young adult novels and hanging out with her poodle, Darcy, and her cat, Pickle.

The series is sponsored by WIU's English Department, the Fred Ewing Case and Lola Austin Case Write-in-Residence program and WIU's College of Arts and Sciences.

The Fred Ewing Case and Lola Austing Case Writer-in-Residence supports bringing national poetry and fiction writers to WIU each year.

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