Lecture Series Brings Two Authors to Denison
Posted: October 8, 2010
Denison University’s Beck Lecture Series will bring two authors, Porter Shreve and Bich Nguyen, for a reading at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Barney Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). The event is free and open to the public.
Shreve directs the creative writing program at Purdue University and is the author of three novels; his most recent book is “When the White House Was Ours.” Shreve has coedited six anthologies and published fiction, nonfiction, op-eds and book reviews in many journals and magazines, including Salon, The Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and The New York Times.
Nguyen’s novel “Short Girls” was published in 2009 and was named a best book of the year by Library Journal. Her memoir-in-essays, “Stealing Buddha’s Dinner,” was published in 2007 and received the PEN/Jerard Award from the PEN American Center and was a Chicago Tribune Best Book of 2007, a Kiriyama Prize Notable Book, an Asian American Literature Award finalist, and the Great Michigan Read selection for 2009-2010. Shreve and Nguyen are husband and wife.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — Author reading by Porter Shreve and Bich Nguyen at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, in Denison University’s Barney Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Anneliese Davis at 740-587-6207 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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