Wednesday, October 10, 2012


The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series welcomes novelist and short story writer Kevin Brockmeier to Pittsburg State University on Thursday, October 11. Brockmeier will read from his work at 8 pm in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Brockmeier is the author of eight books, including the novels The Truth About Celia and The Brief History of the Dead, and the story collection Things That Fall from the Sky. He has been awarded the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, three O. Henry Awards, and a fiction fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Following the reading, there will be a reception in the Heritage Room of the student center, where Brockmeier’s books will be available for purchase. The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the PSU English Department and the Student Fee Council.

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