Writers on Writing: Peter Orner

Monday, October 19, 2015, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Photo of Peter Orner leading against a wooden wall
Professor Peter Orner discusses and reads from his short-story collection Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge (Little, Brown and Company). Free.
Humanities Building, Humanities Auditorium
Creative Writing Department
Creative Writing Department
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Orner’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Granta, The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, The Southern Review, The Forward, San Francisco Chronicle and Ploughshares. Stories have been anthologized in Best American Stories and twice won a Pushcart Prize. Orner was awarded a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship and the two-year Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship. Orner received a law degree from Northeastern University and an M.F.A. from University of Iowa. He joined SF State’s Creative Writing Department in 2003.

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