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Southern Indiana Reading Series to host virtual reading with award-winning poet, novelist

Southern Indiana Reading Series to host virtual reading with award-winning poet, novelist

11/4/2021 | University Communications
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The Southern Indiana Reading Series will host a virtual reading event with poet Phillip B. Williams and novelist Jessamine Chan at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 11. The event is free and open to the public.

Williams is the author of Mutiny (Penguin Random House, 2021), and Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books, 2016), winner of the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a 2017 Lambda Literary award. He is also the author of the chapbooks Bruised Gospels (Arts in Bloom Inc., 2011) and Burn (YesYes Books, 2013). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Callaloo, Kenyon Review, The New Republic, The New Yorker and others. He is the recipient of a 2020 creative writing grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a 2017 Whiting Award and a 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship.

Chan is author of the novel The School for Good Mothers (Simon and Schuster, 2021) and has had short stories appear in Tin House and Epoch. Her work has received support from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Wurlitzer Foundation, the Jentel Foundation, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the Anderson Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Ragdale Foundation. She holds an Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University’s School of the Arts and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.

A link to the virtual event can be found at USI.edu/reading-series. 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 Department of English. For more information, contact Rosalie Moffett, Assistant Professor of English, at rmoffett@usi.edu.

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