Beeghly Library | Bayley Room

Elena Passarello, award-winning author and essayist, reads from her works in the Bayley Room inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Passarello’s latest book is 2017’s “When Animals Strike Curious Poses,” which earned starred reviews and praise from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, Marie Claire, and The New York Times Sunday Review of Books. Her first essay collection, “Let Me Clear My Throat,” won the Independent Publishers’ gold medal for nonfiction and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She also has earned the Whiting Award in Nonfiction. Passarello’s presentation is sponsored by the OWU Department of English. Admission is free. Learn more at