Writer, critic, and essayist Carmen Maria Machado will speak on campus Feb. 27 as part of the University’s Fiction Days. The talk will focus on her debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Kirkus Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize, and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, Guernica, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. Machado’s memoir House in Indiana is forthcoming this year. The event will take place in Gasson Hall, room 100 at 7 p.m. Sponsor: Lowell Humanities Series.