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MSU Department of English presents author Juliet Escoria

Juliet Escoria PictureMorehead State University's Department of English presents a virtual presentation by author Juliet Escoria titled "Writing Out of Tradition: On Alternative Literature." The event is at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, and is free and open to the public.  

Juliet Escoria is the author of the books "Juliet the Maniac," "Black Cloud" and "Witch Hunt." She will be discussing the Alternative Literature (Alt Lit) writing movement from the early 2010s. The movement was influenced by online spaces and emphasized subject matter including mental illness from an honest perspective. She will also be reading her original work.  

"Juliet Escoria's work—from her short story collection, 'Black Cloud' to her recent novel 'Juliet the Maniac'—seeks to illuminate stories of mental health struggles, existentialism, and what the word 'genre' really means," said Morgan Byrne, instructor of English at MSU. "In bringing her to Morehead State University, our students, faculty, staff and the general public will be treated to work divorced from traditional forms of literature, allowing attendees to broaden their scope in understanding writing, reading and being."  

You can view Juliet Escoria's presentation online. Dr. Sylvia Henneberg, interim associate dean of the School of English, Communication, Media and Languages, will stream it live via Webex. Go to or join by phone, dial 415-655-0003 and use access code: 160 551 2835. 

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