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Pictured is playwright and fiction writer Ivan Rodden.

As part of its Writers' Series, the School of Arts and Sciences at Point Park University welcomes playwright and fiction writer Ivan Rodden to campus on Monday, April 1.

From 6 to 7 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom, the public is invited at no charge to hear Rodden read from a selection of his works. The following day, he will teach a master class exclusively for Point Park University students.

Drawing on his interests in fabulism and the power of transformative narrative, Rodden's fiction and drama exploits form, language and genre to be experimental, accessible and playful. A graduate of The Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, his prose has appeared in Harpur's Palate, Other Voices and The Louisville Review, as well as a chapbook published by RockSaw Press. Many of his plays have been produced at the Art of Adaptation Festival in Chicago, the New York International Fringe Festival and the North Park Playwright Festival in San Diego.

Rodden currently lives in Portsmouth, Va. and is a lecturer in English at Christopher Newport University.

The Point Park Writers' Series presents public lectures and readings in the areas of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Previous guest lecturers have included poets Sandra Beasley and Mary Biddinger and prose writers Brigid Pasulka and David McGlynn.

Award-winning poet Eduardo Corral will be on campus Monday, March 25 at 6 p.m. as part of the Writers' Series.

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For more information, contact Karen Dwyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, at or 412-392-8188 or Kris Julian in the Department of Humanities and Human Sciences, at or 412-392-3480.


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