Writers on Writing: Ethan Nosowsky

Monday, February 23, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm
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Graywolf Press Senior Editor Ethan Nosowsky presents Jeffery Renard Allen's story collection Holding Pattern. Free.
Humanities Building, Humanities Auditorium
Creative Writing Department
Creative Writing Department
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The world of Allen’s stunning short-story collection is a place like no other. A recognizable city, certainly, but one in which a man might sprout wings or copper pennies might fall from the skies on to your head. Yet these are no fairy tales. The hostility, the hurt, is all too human. The protagonists circle each other with steely determination: a grandson taunts his grandmother, determined to expose her secret past; for years, a sister tries to keep a menacing neighbor away from her brother; and in the local police station, an officer and prisoner try to break each other’s reserve.

The Creative Writing Department opens its Writers on Writing course to the public on Mondays this semester. Taught by Peter Orner, the course features faculty and visiting writers reading from their works and discussing their creative process.