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As part of the Creative Writing Program's Visiting Writer Series, the novelist, essayist and editor Charles Blackstone will visit campus for a reading of his work. The event -- planned for March 25 at 6 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom -- is free and open to the public. Blackstone is the author of Vintage Attraction. He is also co-editor of the literary anthology The Art of Friction and the author of The Week You Weren't Here.

His short fiction has appeared in Esquire's Napkin Fiction Project, The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Fiction anthology, Lewis University's Jet Fuel Review and the University of Maine's Stolen Island. He has written essays for Chicago Sun-Times and The Millions. His short plays have been produced by Victory Gardens and Lifeline Theaters. Blackstone is managing editor of Bookslut, an internationally acclaimed book review publication and blog.


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