Glenn Shaheen and Eric LeMay will read from their work at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in the 3rd floor atrium of the Drinko Library on the Huntington campus. Their appearance at MU is part of the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series.
Shaheen is the author of the poetry collection Predatory (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and was the runner-up for the Norma Farber First Book Award. He is also the author of a chapbook of flash fiction, Unchecked Savagery (Ricochet Editions, 2013). His work has appeared in The New Republic, Subtropics Ploughshares and elsewhere. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he is a doctoral candidate at Western Michigan University.
LeMay has taught writing at Harvard, Columbia and the University of Chicago. He is on the faculty of the writing program at Ohio University, his alma mater. He serves as an associate editor for the New Ohio Review and the web editor for Alimentum: The Literature of Food. He also is a host on the New Books Network.He is the author of three books, The One in the Many, Immortal Milk, and In Praise of Nothing: Essays, Memoir, and Other Experiments. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Gastronomica, Poetry Daily, the Best Food Writing Series,and other venues. He lives in Athens, Ohio, with his wife and fellow writer, Kristin LeMay.
This event is made possible with support from the College of Liberal Arts, the Honors College, and the West Virginia Humanities Council.
A reception and book signing will follow.
For more information, contact Rob Engle at 724-263-9991.