Railtown Reading with Kase Johnstun and Ashley Farmer

Jan 11, 2023, 7:00 pm

Railtown Readings welcomes Kase Johnstun and Ashley Farmer.

Kase Johnstun lives and writes in Ogden, Utah. He is the author of the novel Let the Wild Grasses Grow, which has been named a Women’s National Book Association Great Group Read 2022, a High Plains Book Award Fiction Finalist 2022, a Recommended Read in Fiction for The League of Utah Writers 2022, and a Reading the West Longlist nominee. He is the author of Beyond the Grip Craniosynostosis (McFarland & Co), which has been featured in Pennsylvania Parenting Magazine, Portland Family Magazine, The Ogden Standard Examiner, and many other places, as well as having mentions in the Chicago Tribune and the Seattle Times. It was awarded the Gold Quill (First Place) in Creative Nonfiction by the League of Utah Writers for 2015.

Ashley Farmer is the author of the essay collection Dear Damage (Sarabande Books, 2022), winner of the 2020 Series in Kentucky Literature, as well as three other books. Her work has been published in places like Gay Magazine, TriQuarterly, The Progressive, Santa Monica Review, Buzzfeed, Flaunt, Nerve, Potomac Review, Gigantic, Salt Hill Journal, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of Ninth Letter’s 2018 Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Review’s 2017 Short Fiction Award, and fellowships from Syracuse University and the Baltic Writing Residency. Ashley lives in Salt Lake City, UT with the writer Ryan Ridge.

This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities, Weber Book Links, and Weber County Library.

Weber County Library, Main Branch

2464 Jefferson Ave
Ogden , UT 84401-2404
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Event Contact:

Laura Stott