Fiction Writer to Speak at Catawba College
January 24, 2007
Catawba College's English Department is sponsoring a reading by fiction writer Luke Whisnant on Tuesday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium, Ketner Hall.
Whisnant is the author of Watching TV with the Red Chinese, a novel; Street, a chapbook of poems; and Down in the Flood, a collection of stories. His fiction and poetry have been published in the U.S. in Esquire, Arts & Letters, American Short Fiction, Southern Poetry Review, The Dos Passos Review, and others, and internationally in Frank (France) and Revista Neo (Portugal). His work also appears in the anthologies Racing Home and This Is Where We Live: Stories by 25 Contemporary NC Writers. Three of his stories have been reprinted in New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, and he has been included three times on The Best American Short Stories "Distinguished Story List." An Associate Professor of English at East Carolina University, he is a two-time recipient of the Department's Bertie Fearing Excellence in Teaching Award.
The reading is free and open to the public.