Keynote Speaker Monica Byrne

Monica Byrne

Playwright and Novelist

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Monica Byrne is a novelist, futurist, playwright, performer, and traveler. She grew up in rural Pennsylvania, wanting to be an astronaut, and went on to study biochemistry at Wellesley College and MIT, earning a pilot’s license and working for NASA during the summers. But at age 23, she realized her real vocation was to be an artist. She moved to Durham, North Carolina, to begin a writing career.

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  • “The Girl in the Road represents Byrne’s deeply felt goal to create work based not on cultural appropriation but on ‘radical empathy across national and sex and gender and class lines.’”

    The Guardian

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