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May  07

John Evans and Maggie Shipstead

A reading by John Evans & Maggie Shipstead

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, 05/07/2013
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Terrace Room (4th floor, Margaret Jacks Hall)


John W. Evans is the author of the memoir, Young Widower (University of Nebraska Press, 2014), winner of the 2013 River Teeth Book Prize, and the poetry collection, The Consolations (Trio House Press, 2014), winner of the 2013 Trio Award. His poems and essays appear in The Missouri Review, Boston Review, ZYZZYVA, Slate, The Rumpus, and Poetry Daily, as well as the chapbooks, No Season (FWQ, 2011) and Zugzwang (RockSaw, 2009). A native of Kansas, John has worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bangladesh, a public school teacher in Chicago, and a college teacher in Romania.

Maggie Shipstead’s writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe San Francisco ChronicleTin House,VQR, Paris Review Daily, New Republic Books, American Short FictionThe Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. “La Moretta,” a story published in VQR, was a 2012 National Magazine Award finalist for fiction. Maggie is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. Seating Arrangements, her first novel, was a national bestseller, a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, and the winner of the 2012 Dylan Thomas Prize. Her latest novel, Astonish Me, was published in April 2014 by Knopf.