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Malone University Visiting Writer’s Series kicks off of Wednesday, September 11

September 9, 2013 | Release # 6708

The Malone University Writer's Series begins Wednesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. in the Everett L. Cattell Library located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The program - poetry and fiction reading by Alissa Nutting and Philip Metres - is free and open to the public.

Alissa Nutting is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at John Carroll University. She is author of the short story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls (Starcherone/Dzanc 2010), and the novel Tampa (Ecco 2013). Her fiction has appeared in publications such as The Norton Introduction to Literature, Tin House, Bomb, and Conduit; her essays have appeared in Fence, the New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, and other venues.

Philip Metres has written a number of books, including A Concordance of Leaves (2013), abu ghraib arias (2011), Ode to Oil (2011), To See the Earth (Cleveland State 2008). His writing–which has appeared widely, including in Best American Poetry–has garnered two NEA fellowships, the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, four Ohio Arts Council Grants, the Beatrice Hawley Award (for the forthcoming Sand Opera), the Anne Halley Prize, the Arab American Book Award, and the Cleveland Arts Prize. His work has been called "beautiful, powerful, magnetically original" (Cleveland Arts Prize citation). Lawrence Joseph has written that "Philip Metres's poetry speaks to us all, in ways critical, vital, profound, and brilliant." His poems have been translated into Arabic, Polish, Russian, and Tamil.  He is a professor of English at John Carroll University.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014 , and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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