Author to read from work Nov. 6 at Gettysburg College

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Gettysburg College's Writing House will sponsor a reading by author Andrew Porter Nov. 6.

The 8 p.m. reading will take place in Pennsylvania Hall's third-floor Lyceum. A reception will follow the reading. The reading is free and open to the public and the author's book will be available for purchase.

A native of Lancaster, Pa., Porter is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Trinity University in San Antonio, Tx. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and his award-winning fiction has appeared in "One Story," "Epoch," "The Pushcart Prize Anthology" and National Public Radio's "Selected Shorts." His collection of stories, "The Theory of Light and Matter," has been honored with the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. In theses stories, memory often replaces absence as characters reconstruct the events of their pasts in an attempt to understand what they have chosen to keep. Drawing on the tradition of John Cheever, these stories recall and revisit the landscape of American suburbia through the lens of a new generation.

This event is sponsored by Gettysburg College's English department, Events Planning and Coordinating Committee, Residence Life and "The Gettysburg Review." The Writing House is a theme house on the Gettysburg College campus designed for students who share a common interest in writing.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Thu, 30 Oct 2008


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