Single Voice Reading Series Opens with Award-Winning Fiction Writer

MEADVILLE, Pa., – Sept. 9, 2009 – Award-winning fiction writer Courtney Zoffness will read from her works on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. in the Tillotson Room of Allegheny College’s Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall. The program, which is free and open to the public, is part of the college’s Single Voice Reading Series.

Zoffness’ fiction has appeared in Washington Square, Saint Ann’s Review, Tampa Review and other publications. Her work has been honored by Best New American Voices, the UA Foundation and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. The former managing editor of the United Nations-sponsored Earth Times, Zoffness also has contributed dozens of features and reviews to the New York Metro, MTV Networks and Ladies’ Home Journal.

A visiting assistant professor of English at Allegheny, Zoffness studied at the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Arizona. She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University.

The Single Voice Reading Series is sponsored by the creative writing program of the Allegheny College Department of English. The series will continue with readings by Willard Spiegelman on Oct. 1; David Baker on Oct. 21; Julie Otsuka on Oct. 28; Geoffrey Brock and Padma Viswanathan on Feb. 11, 2010; and Robert B. Hass and Keith Taylor on April 22, 2010.

For more information about the Single Voice Reading Series, contact Associate Professor of English Christopher Bakken at