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PEN/Faulkner Literary Conversation: Wired

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Jack Morton Auditorium

805 21st Street Northwest

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Wired will bring together three incredible authors for a discussion on the different ways in which human brains function and dysfunction.

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According to the NIMH, almost twenty percent of American adults live with a mental illness. From social anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, mental illness is becoming more prevalent in today’s society and everyday dialogue.

To combat the continuous misunderstandings about this topic, authors Zack McDermott (Gorilla & The Bird) and Esmé Weijun Wang (The Collected Schizophrenias, The Border of Paradise) have relived their highs and lows in the pages of their work to not only break the stigma of mental illness, but also to humanize it. They will be joined by author and cultural critic Isaac Fitzgerald (The Rumpus, BuzzFeed Books) in this discussion of mental health and literature today.

The onstage discussion will be followed by a Q&A with the audience and a book signing. Books will be available for sale.

This event is co-sponsored by GWU's Counseling & Psychological Services as part of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation's Literary Conversations series. Counseling staff will be available for consultation following the event.

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