Jordan Bass is the managing editor of McSweeney's Publishing, where he's helped to edit and design various books, both fiction and nonfiction, since 2004. Bass oversees McSweeney's Quarterly, a short-story journal. The publication has featured work by George Saunders, David Foster Wallace, Stephen King, Lydia Davis and many other notable writers. Bass has selected and edited several stories for the journal that have gone on to appear in the "Best American Short Stories," an annual anthology featuring some of the best short story fiction in contemporary American literature.
The lecture will take place in Epperson Auditorium, which is located in Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus. The event is free and open to the public. His appearance at KCAI is sponsored by the creative writing program and the School of LIberal Arts at KCAI.