Novelist Joanna Scott To Read from Her Work

Meadville, Pa. – March 24, 2005 – Novelist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Joanna Scott will read from her work at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 4, in Quigley Auditorium on the Allegheny College campus. The program, which is free and open to the public, concludes the college’s Single Voice Reading Series for this academic year.

Scott has received numerous honors for her writing, including Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation fellowships at the age of 31, a Pushcart Prize, the Rosenthal Award from the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and, most recently, a Lannan fellowship.

She has been a finalist for the prestigious Pen/Faulker Award twice—for “Arrogance” and her short story collection “Various Antidotes”—and was a finalist for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for her novel “The Manikin.”

Scott teaches at the University of Rochester.

The Creative Writing Program of the Allegheny College Department of English sponsors the Single Voice Reading Series.

For more information, contact Christopher Bakken at (814) 332-4343.

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