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2022 Southern Indiana Reading Series returns with award-winning author Lydia Conklin

September 15, 2022

The Southern Indiana Reading Series will host a reading event with award-winning author Lydia Conklin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 22 in the USI Performance Center. Conklin will read from their debut collection of short fiction, Rainbow Rainbow. A Q&A session and book signing will follow, and light refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. 

Conklin is an Assistant Professor of Fiction at Vanderbilt University. Previously, they were the Hellen Zell Visiting Professor in Fiction at the University of Michigan. Conklin is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer's Award, three Pushcart Prizes, a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, among other honors. Their fiction has appeared in Tin House, American Short Fiction, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review and elsewhere. They have drawn graphic fiction for Lenny Letter, Drunken Boat, and the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago and cartoons for The New Yorker and Narrative Magazine. Conklin's story collection, Rainbow Rainbow, was published in June 2022 by Catapult and explores queer, gender-nonconforming, and trans characters and their struggles to find love and forgiveness.  

More information on the event and updates on the Southern Indiana Reading Series can be found on the Southern Indiana Reading Series Facebook. The Southern Indiana Reading Series is made possible by contributions and support from the USI Society for Arts & Humanities, the USI Foundation, the College of Liberal Arts and the English Department. For more information, contact Rosalie Moffett, Assistant Professor of English, at 

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