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Award-Winning Writer Jack Driscoll to Present Reading at FSU

Frostburg State University's Western Maryland Writers' Workshop and Department of English will present a reading by fiction writer Jack Driscoll on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Leake Room, located in FSU's Cordts Center. This event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception and book-signing.

The author of three novels, a collection of short stories and four books of poems, Driscoll writes about characters who persevere through harsh Michigan winters, rocky marriages and long years of anger or resignation. His work has won him an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, the PEN/Nelson Algren Fiction Award and the Associated Writing Programs Short Fiction Award, and has been read frequently on National Public Radio's "The Sound of Writing." His novel "Lucky Man, Lucky Woman" received the 1998 Pushcart Editors' Book Award, the Barnes and Noble Discover of Great New Writers Award and the 1999 Independent Book Publishers Award for Fiction. He is currently Writer-in-Residence at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan.

Driscoll's reading is sponsored in part by the Faculty Development and Sabbatical Subcommittee, the Office of Community Involvement, the Office of the Provost and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information, call FSU's Department of English at (301) 687-4221. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589