The Department of Creative Writing is proud to host Kiese Laymon as the Marcus Guest Writer for Spring 2021. Laymon is the critically-acclaimed author of Heavy: An American Memoir, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, and the novel Long Division. He is currently a Professor of Creative Writing in the MFA program at the University of Mississippi. He will be in conversation with SFSU MFA candidate Lillian Giles. The event is organized by Marcus Chair in Creative Writing and Assistant Professor Joseph Cassara.