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NC State Reading Series 2015-2016

September 30 - EDUARDO CORRAL (poetry), 7:30PM Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall

NC State Creative Writing Program Writer-In-Residence Eduardo C. Corral holds degrees from Arizona State University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2012, Beloit Poetry Journal, Huizache, Jubilat, New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and Quarterly West. Slow Lightning, his debut book of poems, was selected by Carl Phillips as the 2011 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition; he was the first Latino-American to win it. The recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, he lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University.

October 21 - LORI OSTLUND (fiction), 7:30PM Caldwell Hall Lounge

Lori Ostlund’s San Francisco-set novel, After the Parade, will be released by Scribner in September 2015. Her first book, a story collection entitled The Bigness of the World, won the 2008 Flannery O’Connor Award, the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award, and the 2009 California Book Award for First Fiction. Stories from it appeared in the Best American Short Stories and the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. Lori received the 2009 Rona Jaffe Foundation Award and a fellowship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Most recently, her work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, The Southern Review, and the Kenyon Review. She is a teacher and lives in San Francisco with Anne Raeff and their two cats, Oscar and Prakash.

                           7:30PM Caldwell Hall Lounge, Caldwell Hall

Kelly Link is the author of the collections Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, Pretty Monsters, and Get in Trouble. Her short stories have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She and Gavin J. Grant (who make up Small Beer Press) have co-edited a number of anthologies, including multiple volumes of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and, for young adults, Steampunk! and Monstrous Affections. She also co-edits the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Though born in Florida, Link's family roots are North Carolinian, having gone to high school and UNC-Greensboro for her MFA. She currently lives with her husband and daughter in Northampton, Massachusetts.


Free parking is available in the North Lot for readings in Caldwell Lounge and at the Coliseum Deck for readings in Thompson Hall and Talley Student Union.