Jia Tolentino Takes Part in Major Author Reading Series on October 22

A staff writer at The New Yorker, Tolentino will host a virtual reading and Q&A.

tolentino.jpgManhattan College’s Major Author Reading Series returns this month with Jia Tolentino, who was originally scheduled to come to campus in April 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. Students, faculty, staff and alumni can access the event here.

Tolentino is a staff writer at The New Yorker. Raised in Texas, she studied at the University of Virginia before serving in Kyrgyzstan in the Peace Corps and receiving her MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. 

She was a contributing editor at The Hairpin and the deputy editor at Jezebel, and her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Grantland, Pitchfork, and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn.

The event is co-sponsored by Manhattan College’s English department and the School of Liberal Arts

For more information, contact Dominika Wrozynski, Ph.D., at dominika.wrozynski@manhattan.edu, or Adam Koehler, Ph.D., at adam.koehler@manhattan.edu

By Pete McHugh