Next Up | Matthew Kirkpatrick

Fiction writer Matthew Kirkpatrick reads in the New Writing Series on Monday, February 21, at 4:30pm in the Arthur Hill Auditorium (Barrows Hall) on the University of Maine’s flagship campus in Orono. The event is free and open to the public, though seating is limited.

Matthew Kirkpatrick’s short story collection, Light Without Heat, is forthcoming from FC2. His fiction has appeared in Conjunctions, The Notre Dame Review, Western Humanities Review, RedividerDIAGRAM, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in the 2010 Best of the Web. His short story, “Different Distances,” was selected by Ben Marcus as the winner of the Utah Writers Contest and his writing has been shortlisted in the Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology. He co-edited Quarterly West, is a fiction editor for Barrelhouse magazine, and edits the online journal Improbable Object. He has been granted a fellowship to the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and is finishing his Ph.D. at the University of Utah, where he held the FC2 Fellowship.

Read his story “Fragments of a Pennsylvania, from a Larger Region” here. Check out his blog here.

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The UMaine New Writing Series is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundationwith support from the Lloyd H. Elliott fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Pulp & Paper Foundationfor the use of the Soderberg Center. FMI contact Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818.

If you have a disability that may require accommodation for a NWS event, please contact Ann Smith in the office of Disability Support Service, 121 East Annex, 581-2319 (Voice) or 581-2311 (TDD).

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