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Fiction writer Shannon Cain reads at Prout

Posted by bgsuenglish on March 15, 2012

Fiction writer Shannon Cain will be reading selections from her work as part of the Creative Writing program’s ongoing Thursday night reading series at Prout Chapel. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday March 15 and is free and open to the public.

Cain’s debut short story collection, The Necessity of Certain Behaviors, is the recipient of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and was published in 2011 by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her stories have been awarded the Pushcart Prize, the O. Henry Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. They have appeared or are forthcoming in Tin House, The Colorado Review, the New England Review, American Short Fiction, Mid-American Review and Southwords: New Writing from Ireland. Shannon earned her MFA in 2005 from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. In 2008, she served on the National Endowment for the Arts’ funding panel on literary magazines and small presses. She is also the co-editor, with Lisa Bowden, of Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq (Kore Press, 2008) and co-adapter of Coming In Hot, the stage adaptation of the book.

Cain lives in downtown Tucson with her teenage daughter. Her current creative project is Tucson, the Novel: An Experiment in Literature and Civil Discourse.

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