Thursday, January 23, 2014

Charles D’Ambrosio will present a free reading at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Glenn Schaeffer Library, adjacent to the Dey House.

D’Ambrosio, an alumnus and former visiting faculty member at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is the author of the short story collections The Point and The Dead Fish Museum and an essay collection, Orphans.

Many of his stories originally appeared in The New Yorker, and he has also published fiction in The Paris Review, Zoetrope All-Story, and A Public Space. His work has been widely anthologized and selected for the Pushcart Prize, Best American Short Stories, and the O. Henry Award. His first book was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and his most recent collection, The Dead Fish Museum, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Among other awards, he has been the recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop is a graduate program in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to attend this reading, call the Writers’ Workshop in advance at 319-335-0416.

For a UI arts calendar and details about upcoming events visit the Arts Iowa website.