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Jamel Brinkley, Fiction Reading

The Visiting Writers Series presents Jamel Brinkley, the author of A Lucky Man: Stories, a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction, the Story Prize, the John Leonard Prize, and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, and winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. His writing has appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2018, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, The Threepenny Review, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, A Public Space, Tin House, and The Believer, and has been selected for The Best American Short Stories 2019. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he was also the 2016-17 Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. He is currently a 2018-20 Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University.

For over thirty years, the USM Center for Writers has brought internationally acclaimed authors of poetry and fiction to Hattiesburg and the USM community for public readings, workshops, and individual conferences with Center graduate students. This poetry reading is made possible thanks to the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00pm

Liberal Arts Building, 108 Gonzalez Auditorium
3144 Pearl St, Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

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Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students


Arts & Culture, Humanities


Visiting Writers Series



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