Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Patricia Lockwood

Patricia Lockwood Mar

Ft. Wayne native Patricia Lockwood, once dubbed the ‘Poet Laureate of Twitter,’ returns to Indiana on March 22, for a 7pm reading at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame. Lockwood is known for her award-winning 2017 memoir Priestdaddy, which describes growing up with her Catholic priest father, and her 2021 novel No One Is Talking About This, which won the 2022 Dylan Thomas Prize, as well as her riotous, bawdy, and eccentric tweets and poetry. 

Lockwood’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry plumb and skate the confusion that is life in the internet age, wedding deep spiritual reflection with zippy absurdity and breathtaking poetic insight on issues of gender, social media, sexuality, and the sacred. She has been called "our guide to moving beyond thinking of the internet as a thing apart from real lives and real art."

Patricia Lockwood will read on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, at the Patricia George Decio Theatre, in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame. Tickets will be available at

Patricia Lockwood is the author of four books, including the 2021 novel No One Is Talking About This, an international bestseller, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize, finalist for the Booker Prize and the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and translated into 20 languages. Her 2017 memoir Priestdaddy won the Thurber Prize for American Humor and was named one of the Guardian's 100 best books of the 21st century. She also has two poetry collections, Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals (2014) and Balloon Pop Outlaw Black (2012). Lockwood is the only writer with both fiction and nonfiction works selected as New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year. Her writing has appeared in the Best American Poetry, the Best American Essays, the Norton Introduction to Literature, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the London Review of Books, where she is a contributing editor. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.


Gender Studies Program

Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society

John J. Reilly Center

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