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Distinguished author Stuart Dybek to read from work May 7

Award-winning author Stuart Dybek is scheduled to read from his work at 7 p.m. Monday, May 7, as part of the President's Reading Series.

The event will be held in Room 105 of Building 320 and is free and open to the public.

A native of Chicago, Dybek is considered a master of the short story. He is the author of two acclaimed collections of short stories, The Coast of Chicago and Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, and a collection of poetry titled Brass Knuckles.

He has won the O. Henry Prize four times for achievement in the short story, as well as a PEN/Bernard Malamud Prize, the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other awards and honors.

Dybek's fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's and The Atlantic. He lives in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he is a professor of English at Western Michigan University.

Former President Gerhard Casper established the reading series, which enables the Creative Writing Program to bring writers and poets to campus each year to read from their work and talk about their craft. The series began in 1998.



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