Write Thing - Elise Blackwell

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December 6, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Elise Blackwell, novel and short story writer whose books have been named to several "best of the year" lists.

Elise Blackwell is the author of four novels: Hunger, The Unnatural
History of Cypress Parish
, Grub, and An Unfinished Score. Her books have
been translated into several languages, and her short prose has been
published in The Atlantic, Witness, Seed, Chronicle of Higher Education,
Global City Review, and elsewhere. Originally from southern Louisiana,
she currently directs the MFA program at the University of South

All readings are 7 p.m. Thursdays in The Academic Commons, Fourth Floor, Main Building. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments are available.

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Medaille College's Write Thing Reading Series just might be one of the most eclectic visiting artist series at any educational institution in Buffalo. Each semester, Medaille invites from 3 to 6 published poets and fiction writers to campus for readings and/or class visits. Students at Medaille have the unique chance to meet up close and personal with Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award finalists, Guggenheim Fellowship recipients, and some of the most renowned international writers of today - as well as up-and-coming younger writers.

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