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Honored author Lance Olsen to give reading, October 18

Lance Olsen, deep in thought

Author and publisher Lance Olsen

Famed author and publisher Lance Olsen will give a fiction reading at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, in Stevenson Hall, room 401. The event is free and open to the public.

Olsen is the author of more than 25 books of and about innovative writing, including most recently, the novel Dreamlives of Debris. His short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals and anthologies, such as Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Fiction International, Village Voice, BOMB, McSweeney’s, and Best American Non-Required Reading.

A Guggenheim, Berlin Prize, D.A.A.D. Artist-in-Berlin Residency, N.E.A. Fellowship, and Pushcart Prize recipient, as well as a Fulbright Scholar, he teaches experimental narrative theory and practice at the University of Utah and serves as chair of the Board of Directors at the independent press Fiction Collective Two, currently in its 43rd year.

The event is sponsored by Illinois State University’s Department of English and the Creative Writing Program. Those who need a special accommodation to fully participate in these events can contact Ricardo Cortez Cruz at rccruz@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-7296. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

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