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River City Writers Series at U of M Will Welcome Dan Chaon Nov. 7-8

For release: October 31, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

Dan Chaon
Dan Chaon

The University of Memphis’ River City Writers Series will host fiction writer Dan Chaon for two events Nov. 7-8. Chaon will give a reading of his work Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. in the University Center River Room (room 300). He will conduct an interview with students Friday, Nov. 8, at 10:30 a.m. in Patterson Hall, room 456.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Chaon is the author of Stay Awake, Await Your Reply, You Remind Me of Me, Fitting Ends and Among the Missing, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. His fiction has appeared in many anthologies and journals, including The Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Chaon received the 2006 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy in Arts and Letters.

He is the Pauline M. Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College.

The River City Writers Series is sponsored by the U of M Department of English, Creative Writing Club, Student Event Allocation, The Hohenberg Foundation, South Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 For more information, contact Cary Holladay, series director, at or 901-678-4405.

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