Breakout Fiction Writer: Joseph Cassara


Oct. 4, 2018, 7pm to 8pm

Office/Remote Location

1020 Fremont St #100, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Joseph Cassara


Joseph Cassara’s debut novel The House of Impossible Beauties follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids as they struggle to find their place. A graduate from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Columbia University, Cassara is a skilled craftsman writing profound, complex, and tragic prose.

Joseph Cassara was born and raised in New Jersey. He holds degrees from Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He was a 2016-17 writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His debut novel, titled The House of Impossible Beauties, was chosen by Barnes & Noble as a Discover Great New Writers selection. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at California State, Fresno.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public but a reservation is required.

Contact Information

Black Mountain Institute
Lille Allen

External Sponsor

Made possible with support from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.