The spring 2013 RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading Series will come to a close with a reading by Donald Ray Pollock at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 in USI’s Traditions Lounge in University Center East.
Pollock grew up in southern Ohio and dropped out of high school at 17 to work in a meatpacking plant. He then spent 32 years employed in a paper mill in Chillicothe, Ohio.
His first book, Knockemstiff, won the 2009 PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Third Coast, The Journal,and Sou’wester. The Devil All the Time is his first novel.
Pollock graduated from the Master of Fine Arts program at Ohio State University.
The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and book signing.
Publications by Pollock 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 Southern Indiana Review, USI Society for Arts and 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.