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Hennings Reading featuring Woody Skinner and Brandi Gard

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018 @ 06:00 PM - 03:00 PM |

Join us for the first Nancy Hennings Memorial Poetry Reading series of the year. Our featured readers are new EIU English faculty member Woody Skinner and EIU English graduate student Brandi Gard. The English Department is delighted to introduce Dr. Skinner to the community and to celebrate the work of one of our amazing creative writing students.

Woody Skinner's stories have won the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award and have appeared in Mid-American Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Hobart, Booth, Another Chicago Magazine, and other journals. His debut collection, A Thousand Distant Radios, was longlisted for the 2018 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. Originally from Batesville, Arkansas, he holds an MFA from Wichita State University and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. He will be happy to sign books after the reading.

Brandi M. Gard is an English graduate student at Eastern Illinois University. She was the student reader at Lions in Winter in 2018 and won the James K. Johnson award. She was a runner-up in the Graham Slam! and has been published in EIU's own student literary magazine, The Vehicle. She is a writer of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and sticky notes reminders to herself.

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