Melissa Mogollon in conversation with Stephen Lovely

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 7:00pm

Iowa Writers' Workshop alum Melissa Mogollon will read from her coming of age comedy, Oye: A Novel. She will be joined in conversation by fellow Writers' Workshop alum Stephen Lovely.   “Funny and smart, Oye grapples with the messy inheritance of intergenerational trauma and how it manifests in the everyday conversations with the people we love. Mogollon has written a beautiful book.”—Claire Jimenez  “Heartbreaking and humorous, mature and mischievous, Oye feels like home in delicious and furious ways. Melissa Mogollon did not come to play.”—Kiley Reid

Melissa Mogollon holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a BA from the George Washington University. Originally from Colombia and raised in Florida, she now teaches at a boarding school in Rhode Island, where she lives with her partner and dog. 

Stephen Lovely is the Director of the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio, having hosted more than 2000 students. He is the author of the novel Irreplaceable, and lives in Iowa City.

Event address: 
Prairie Lights Books
15 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Oye: A Novel By Melissa Mogollon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593594902
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hogarth - May 14th, 2024

A coming-of-age comedy. A telenovela-worthy drama. A moving family saga. All in a phone call you won’t want to hang up on.

“Brilliant . . . Melissa Mogollon did not come to play.”—Kiley Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Such a Fun Age