Georgia College & State University

01/13/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/13/2020 16:15

Faculty Reading An evening with Jason Allen and Peter Selgin

Jason Allen is an author and poet whose work has appeared in Salon, Literary Hub,Passages North,The Strand Magazine, Cream City Review, and many other venues. He has published two volumes of poetry, A Meditation on Fire and Gunmetal Blue. His novel, The East End, was released by Park Row Books/ HarperCollins in May 2019, and is currently being developed for a dramatic TV series.

Peter Selgin is the author of Drowning Lessons, winner of the 2007 Flannery O'Connor Award for Fiction. He has written a novel, several children's books, and three books on the craft of writing, most recently Your First Page: First Pages and What They Tell Us about the Pages that Follow Them. Confessions of a Left-Handed Man, his memoir-in-essays, was a finalist for the William Saroyan International Prize. His memoir, The Inventors, won the 2017 Housatonic Book Award. His second essay collection, The Kuhreihen Melody: Nostalgic Essays, was just published by Serving House Books. His full-length drama, A God in the House, based on Dr. Jack Kevorkian and his 'suicide machine,' premiered at the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and was optioned for Off-Broadway. A visual artist as well as a writer, Selgin's paintings and illustrations have been featured in The New Yorker, Forbes, Gourmet, Outside, and other publications. He is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, where he is the nonfiction editor of Arts & Letters, an international journal of poetry and prose.

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

Museum Education Room 7 p.m.

* The bookstore will be at the reading. They can only accept cash or check.

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