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Join memoirist Amy Butcher and short-story writer and essayist Rachel Yoder for their prose centered on the struggle, survival, and strength of people in extraordinary circumstances. Butcher discusses Visiting Hours, what Kirkus Reviews calls a “gripping and poignant memoir” about her friendship with a man with untreated mental illness who murdered his girlfriend. Butcher digs through research after finally returning to the city of the crime scene to find answers and closure. Yoder is the founder of draft: the journal of process, creator and host of The Fail Safe podcast, and has had her fiction and nonfiction published in The Paris Review, The Missouri Review, Best American Short Stories, and more.