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Illinois Alumni Reading - Robert J Carr Visiting Authors Series

Event Type
Creative Writing Program
Authors Corner, 2nd Floor Illini Union Bookstore
Apr 11, 2019   4:30 pm  
Laura Adamczyk, Michael Don, and Amie Whittemore

Laura Adamczyk is the author of the story collection Hardly Children (FSG Originals, 2018). Her fiction has won awards from the Union League Civic & Arts Foundation in Chicago and has appeared in Hobart, Chicago Reader, PANK, Salt Hill, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Bellevue Literary Review, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. Her story "Girls," published in Guernica, won the 2014 Dzanc Books/Disquiet International Literary Program Award. She works at The A.V. Club in Chicago.


Michael Don is the author of the story collection Partners and Strangers (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2019). His fiction has appeared in journals such as Washington Square Review, Fiction International, The Cortland Review, Smokelong Quarterly, and The Southampton Review. He co-edits Kikwetu: A Journal of East African Literature and teaches in the English Department at Penn State University. He grew up in Missouri.


Amie Whittemore is a poet, educator, and the author of Glass Harvest (Autumn House Press, 2016). She is also co-founder of the Charlottesville Reading Series and Associate Editor at Poem of the Week.An instructor at Middle Tennessee State University, she has published poems in The Gettysburg Review, Sycamore Review, Rattle, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere.


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