Dr. Charles Fort
professor of English, 308.865.8164
The University of Nebraska at Kearney Reynolds Writers & Readers Series presents fiction writer Lisa Sandlin on Friday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. at the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA).
Fiction writer Lisa Sandlin will present excerpts from In the River Province, which was published in 2004 and is her third collection of short fiction. Her two previous collections are The Famous Thing About Death and Message to the Nurse of Dreams.
According to Charles Fort, director of the series and UNK English professor, the series, which is held at MONA, allows people to become acquainted with the visual and literary arts.
“People can learn about the writer’s works, ask questions about the writer’s creative process and the writer’s life,” Fort said.
For the past seven years, Sandlin has been an associate professor of writing and composition at Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. Her fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, Southwest Review, Crazyhorse, Best of the West, Mississippi Review and other literary magazines. She is the recipient of an National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Dobie Paisano Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and has had her work performed at the Dallas Museum of Art.
The Reynolds Writers & Readers Series was founded in 1998 and has brought more than 60 writers from around the world to UNK, including Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award finalists and then-future Poet Laureate Ted Kooser.
The series is free and open to the public. Each reading begins at 8 p.m. with a book signing and reception following. For more information contact Charles Fort at (308) 865-8164.
Fall 2004 Reynolds Writers & Readers Series
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