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River City Writers Series

2014 River City Writers Series

Stephen Schottenfeld

schottenfeldStephen Schottenfeld’s debut novel, Bluff City Pawn (Bloomsbury, 2014), is set in Memphis and masterfully depicts a city, a business, and a family. His stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines such as The Gettysburg Review, StoryQuarterly, Iowa Review. Schottenfeld's works have garnered a Michener/Copernicus Society of America grant, a Halls Fiction Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a Shane Stevens Fellowship in the Novel from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and special mentions in both the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories anthologies. He holds a MFA from the University of Iowa and is the James P. Wilmot Assistant Professor of English the University of Rochester.

Tuesday, September 16th
Reading at 8:00pm
University Center Bluff Room (Rm. 304)

Wednesday, September 17th
Interview with students at 10:30 a.m.
Patterson Hall, Room 448
 

John Griswold

griswoldJohn Griswold's latest book of essays, Pirates You Don't Know (University of Georgia Press, 2014), offers a profound and poignant look at life, transience, toil, class, and family. He is the author of the novel A Democracy of Ghosts and of the nonfiction narrative Herrin: The Brief History of an Infamous American City.  For nearly ten years, John Griswold has published his essays in Inside Higher Ed, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Brevity, Ninth Letter, and Adjunct Advocate, many under the pen name ‘Oronte Churm’. He is an Assistant Professor in the MFA program at McNeese State University and the editor of the McNeese Review. He lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana. 

Wednesday, October 15th
Reading at 8:00pm
University Center Bluff Room (Rm. 304)

Thursday, October 16th
Interview with students at 10:30 a.m.
Patterson Hall, Room 448

 

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