Each semester, the English Department hosts stimulating readings from authors nationwide as part of our reading series. This Fall, the English Department is pleased to invite Leslie Pietrzyk to campus on Tuesday, October 3 at 5:00 PM in the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery for a reading that is sure to invigorate the senses and tantalize the mind.
Pietrzy is the author of two novels, Pears on a Willow Tree and A Year and a Day. The Angel on My Chest, her collection of linked short stories, won the 2015 Drue Heinz Literature Prize and was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. A new novel, Silver Girl, is forthcoming in 2018. Her short fiction and essays have appeared/are forthcoming in many publications, including the Washington Post Magazine, Salon, Southern Review, the Gettysburg Review, the Hudson Review, the Sun, Shenandoah, Arts & Letters, River Styx, the Iowa Review, the Washingtonian, and the Cincinnati Review.
The Reading Series this year is cosponsored by the Department of English, CAHSS, the Dresher Center for the Humanities, MOSAIC, and the Departments of Global Studies, GWST, History, Sociology, and Anthropology.