Authors Padma Viswanathan and Geoffrey Brock To Read at Allegheny College
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Jan. 28, 2010 – The Single Voice Reading Series at Allegheny College continues on Thursday, Feb. 11, with authors Padma Viswanathan and Geoffrey Brock. The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Tillotson Room at the Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall.
A fiction writer, playwright and journalist, Viswanathan has published fiction in the journals New Letters, Subtropics and the Malahat Review. First prize winner in the 2006 Boston Review Short Story Contest, she has been awarded residencies at the Banff Playwrights’ Colony, Sacatar and the MacDowell Colony.
Her first novel, “The Toss of a Lemon,” has been published in six countries and short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Regional) for Best First Book and the Amazon.ca First Novel Prize.
The author of “Weighing Light: Poems,” Geoffrey Brock is also the translator of books by Cesare Pavese and Umberto Eco, among others. He has been a Stegner Fellow, an NEA Fellow and a Guggenheim Fellow.
Brock teaches in the MFA programs in creative writing and translation at the University of Arkansas.
The Single Voice Reading Series for this academic year will conclude on April 22 with readings by Robert B. Hass and Keith Taylor.
For more information about the Single Voice Reading Series, contact Associate Professor of English Christopher Bakken at email@example.com.