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Award-winning author Gary Fincke to speak

Event Details

Start Date:  October 15, 2013
Start Time: 7:30 pm
Location: DiSepio Institute

Award-winning author Gary Fincke will read from his poetry, nonfiction, and fiction on Tuesday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. on the campus of Saint Francis University in Loretto, in the DiSepio Institute. The reading is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the event.

Professor of English and creative writing and director of the Writers Institute at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Fincke has twenty-five books to his credit and nearly as many awards, including the Flannery O’Connor Prize in 2003 for Sorry I Worried You, a collection of short fiction, the Stephen F. Austin Poetry Prize in 2011 for The History of Permanence, and eleven “notable essay” recognitions from Best American Essays. His story “The Blazer Sestina,” which he will read at Saint Francis, won the George Garrett Fiction Prize.

Besides his poems, essays, stories, and novel-in-progress, Fincke has produced two memoirs, Amp’d: A Father’s Backstage Pass, which details his son Aaron’s rise from local musician to rock star with the band Breaking Benjamin, and The Canals of Mars, a look back on life near Pittsburgh in the 1950s and ‘60s. His most recent book is a collection of stories called The Proper Words for Sin.

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