March 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Lit Fest April 6-8 | Stuart Dybek Reading & Lecture

Stuart Dybek

Stuart Dybek

The 2016 Spring Literary Festival welcomes poet and fiction author Stuart Dybek.

Dybek is Distinguished Writer in Residence at Northwestern University.

The festival is April 6-8. All readings and lectures are free and open to the public. The five visiting writers will be present throughout the festival, lecturing and reading from their work, and books by the authors will be available for purchase after each program, and at Little Professor Book Center. Lit Fest is sponsored by the Creative Writing program in the English Department at Ohio University, in conjunction with Alden Library.

Wednesday, April 6

8:30 p.m., Stuart Dybek reading (in Baker Theater)

Friday, April 8

noon, Stuart Dybek lecture (in Alden 4)

About Stuart Dybek

Stuart Dybek is the author of three books of fiction: I Sailed With Magellan, The Coast of Chicago, and Childhood and Other Neighborhoods. Both I Sailed With Magellan and The Coast of Chicago were New York Times Notable Books, and The Coast of Chicagowas a One Book One Chicago selection. Dybek has also published two collections of poetry: Streets in Their Own Ink and Brass Knuckles. His fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Poetry, Tin House, and many other magazines, and have been widely anthologized, including work in both Best American Fiction and Best American Poetry. Among Dybek’s numerous awards are a PEN/Malamud Prize “for distinguished achievement in the short story,” a Lannan Award, a Whiting Writers Award, an Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, several O.Henry Prizes, and fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2007 Dybek was awarded the a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. See his biography at the Poetry Foundation.

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