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Fiction writer Adam Johnson to present RopeWalk Reading October 4

Fiction writer Adam Johnson to present RopeWalk Reading October 4

9/25/2012 | University Communications

The fall 2012 RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading Series will continue with a reading by Adam Johnson at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 4 at USI in Traditions Lounge in University Center East.

A Whiting Writers’ Award winner, Johnson’s fiction has appeared in Esquire, Harper's, Playboy, Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, and Best American Short Stories. He is the author of Emporium, a short-story collection, and the novels Parasites Like Us, which won a California Book Award, and The Orphan Master's Son.

Johnson received a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and currently teaches creative writing at Stanford University.

The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Publications by Johnson are available for purchase at the USI Bookstore and Barnes and Noble Booksellers.

Presented by USI's College of Liberal Arts, the RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading Series is made possible through the support of RopeWalk Writers Retreat, Southern Indiana Review, USI Society for Arts & Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Indiana Arts Commission, and USI Student Writers Union.

For more information, call Nicole Louise Reid, director of the RopeWalk Reading Series, at 812/464-1916.

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