Reynolds Series Presents Novelist Bret Lott on Thursday, Sept. 16.

Alison Hedge Coke
Reynolds Endowed Chair, 308.865.8672

UNK– Oprah favorite, writer Bret Lott, will read from his best-selling work at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Thursday, Sept. 16.

Lott, who was a best author pick by the Oprah Book Club for his novel “Jewel” in 1999, will speak at 8 p.m. in the Miriam Drake Theater, located in the UNK Fine Arts Building. His presentation is sponsored by the UNK Reynolds Series, and is free and open to the public.

Author of 12 books, his most recent novel is “Ancient Highway.” He has been named Fulbright Senior American Scholar, writer-in-residence to Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv, Israel, and is a member of the National Council of the Arts. Lott is an English professor at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C.

A reception and autograph session will take place after the performance, and books and CDs will be available for purchase.

The 2010 Reynolds Series, which features writers from across the United States throughout the year will present the following: on Monday, Sept. 27, former United States Poet Laureate Billy Collins; Thursday, Oct. 21, Lannan Literary Fellow Jon Davis; UNK student Reynolds Scholars, Thursday, Nov. 11; and Thursday, Nov. 18, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Natasha Trethewey.