Friday, November 6, 2009

Award-Winning Novelist Debra Spark To Present Reading At Washington College

CHESTERTOWN – Award-winning novelist Debra Spark will read from her fiction at Washington College’s Sophie Kerr Room on Thursday, November 12, at 4:30 p.m.

Spark is the author of the novels Coconuts for the Saint and The Ghost of Bridgetown and editor of the anthology Twenty Under Thirty: Best Stories by America’s New Young Writers.

Spark’s thoughts on the craft of writing have been collected in Curious Attractions: Essays on Fiction Writing.

Her short fiction, essays, articles and book reviews have appeared in Esquire, Ploughshares, Epoch, Agni, Gingko Tree Review,, The New York Times, New England Travel and Life, Food and Wine, Yankee, Down East, The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle, among other places.

She has been the recipient of several awards including a Pushcart Prize and the John Zacharis/Ploughshares Award for Best First Book.

Spark currently teaches at Colby College and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Her latest novel, Good for the Jews, has been published this fall by University of Michigan Press.

The Sophie Kerr Room is located in Miller Library. Admission to the reading is free and open to the public.

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