Denison Writing Series Presents Fiction Writer
Posted: October 3, 2006
The Harriet Ewens Beck Visiting Writers Series at Denison University presents New Jersey author David Harris Ebenbach at 4:30 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 9) in the Barney Davis Board Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Ebenbach is the author of "Between Camelots," which won the 2005 Drue Heinz Literature Award. "Between Camelots" is a collection of 15 short stories about the struggle to form relationships, the spaces that are left when that effort falls short, and also about the courage that drives us all to continue to reach out to the people around us. Ebenbach also was winner of the Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writer Award and was recognized by the Wisconsin Library Association for Outstanding Achievement.
"David Harris Ebenbach is always in full command," says Stewart O'Nan, the Drue Heinz Literature Award judge, "leading the reader moment by moment through his/her people's dis-and missed connections, ultimately leaving us alone with them at the quiet end of the night."
Ebenbach earned a master of fine arts degree in creative writing at Vermont College of Norwich University and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. His short fiction has been published in numerous literary magazines including Denver Quarterly, Beloit Fiction Journal, and Crazyhorse. His poetry has appeared in Phoebe, Stickman Review, and Arbutus among other publications. An adjunct faculty member at Montclair (N.J.) State University, Ebenbach is serving as visiting assistant professor at Earlham College in Indiana this fall.
The Beck Lecture Series was endowed in memory of Harriet Ewens Beck to bring outstanding writers to the Denison campus. Also scheduled to talk this fall are Henry Abelove on Thursday (Oct. 19) and T.R. Hummer in November.
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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