Kea Wilson to Kick-Off Kaskaskia College Writer’s Series

October 20, 2017

Kaskaskia College announces that the fall event for the Visiting Writers Series will be held on Tuesday, October 31 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Center on the KC main campus.  The Guest writer will be Kea Wilson, who will read from her novel, We Eat Our Own(Scribner).

Admission is free and open to the public. This event is for mature audiences and has the potential to contain mature or challenging content.

The Visiting Writers Series occurs once in the fall and once in the spring, and it includes a guest writer who will offer a reading of his or her work as well as a question-and-answer session and a book signing. The purpose of the Visiting Writers Series is to offer Kaskaskia College and the surrounding community an opportunity to see, meet, learn from, and interact with published and awarded authors and poets. Such events not only cultivate and encourage the appreciation of reading, writing, and the literary arts, but they also inspire and enrich on the personal level.

Kea Wilson is the author of the novel We Eat Our Own (Scribner). Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in PANK, Diagram, Playboy, Lithub, and others, and she currently serves on the on the summer faculty of the Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing. She received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, where she teaches creative writing.

We Eat Our Own blurs the lines between life and art with the story of a film director’s unthinkable experiment in the Amazon. The New York Times Book Review calls it “a canny, funny, impressively detailed debut novel” and said that Kea Wilson is “a novelist of real substance and promise.”

For more information on the Visiting Writers Series, please contact Professor Josh Woods at

Pictured is Kea Wilson and the cover of her novel.