Published on February 6th, 2018 | by University Communications


The Long Weeping: Portrait Essays with Jessie van Eerden

Essayist Jessie van Eerden, author of The Long Weeping, will be doing a reading from her book at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, March 7, in the Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library. The event is free and open to the public.

The Long Weeping is a collection of portrait essays that are considered to be imaginative and intellectual, along with being truthfully honest. She magnifies the world she lives in, and gives insight to most things that some cannot see with a “flattened eye.” Van Eerden is considered to be one of the best essayists today, and is said to be “brave enough to say the hard things and strong enough to love the hard places.”

Van Eerden is a West Virginia native, with a BA in English from West Virginia University, as well as an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa.

For more information, contact Brent Short at (352) 588-8260 or or Carol Ann Moon, outreach librarian, at (352) 588-8261 or


The views expressed during this event are those of the speaker/presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the university.

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