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Christine Sneed to present RopeWalk Reading October 29

Christine Sneed to present RopeWalk Reading October 29

10/25/2013 | University Communications

Notice: This event has been canceled.

The fall 2013 RopeWalk Reading Series will continue with a reading by Christine Sneed at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29 in USI’s Traditions Lounge in University Center East. A reception and book signing will follow.

Sneed’s story collection, Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry, won the 2009 AWP Grace Paley Prize in short fiction, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize in the first-fiction category, awarded Ploughshares’ 2011 John C. Zacharis Prize for a first book, and was the Chicago Writers Association’s book of the year in the traditionally published fiction category. Her second book, a novel titled Little Known Facts, was recently named Chicago Magazine's best new book by a local author. 

Short stories by Sneed have appeared in Best American Short Stories, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, Ploughshares, Southern Review, New England Review, Glimmer Train, and other journals. She also was chosen for the Chicago Public Library Foundation's 2013 Twenty-First Century Award, honoring significant recent achievement by a Chicago-area writer. 

Sneed holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Indiana University. She currently teaches in the graduate writing program at Northwestern University and for Pacific University’s low-residency Master of Fine Arts program. 

Publications by Sneed are available for purchase at the USI Campus Store 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 the USI Student Writers Union. 

For more information, contact Nicole Louise Reid, director of the RopeWalk Reading Series, at 812/464-1916.

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