Keenan Norris reads from his work as part of his time at UVA as a Rea Visiting Writer in Fiction. Norris is a novelist, essayist, and short story writer. His latest novel is The Confession of Copeland Cane. Keenan was a 2017 Marin Headlands Artist-in-Residence and has garnered a Public Voices fellowship (2020), a Callaloo fellowship (2016), and two Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellowships (2017, 2015). He serves as a guest editor for the Oxford African-American Studies Center. He is the editor of the seminal Street Lit: Representing the Urban Landscape. Keenan’s short work has appeared in numerous forums, including the Los Angeles Review of Books, Los Angeles Times, LitHub, Alta, Electric Literature, Remezcla, popmatters.com, and several anthologies of California literature. He teaches at San Jose State University.