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Jonathan Penner to read from his work at EAC

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Jonathan Penner to read from his work at EAC

By Lori Dugan THATCHER, AZ—Novelist and short fiction writer Jonathan Penner will read from his work at Eastern Arizona College on Tuesday, April 18, in the Bonita Room of the Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center at 7 p.m. He will conduct a fiction workshop prior to the reading in Academic Programs Building Room #275 at 3 p.m.

Penner’s most recent novel is Natural Order, and his most recent story collection is This Is My Voice. His first novel, Going Blind, received several awards for outstanding fiction. The Intelligent Traveler's Guide to Chiribosco won the Galileo Press Short Novel Prize, and Private Parties, a story collection, received the Drue Heinz Literature Prize.

His fiction has appeared in Harper's, Tri-Quarterly, Antaeus, and many other magazines, and is included in The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Penner currently teaches one semester a year in the Creative Writing Department at the University of Arizona.

Both the reading and the workshop are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the reading. Penner’s visit is sponsored by EAC’s English Department and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. For further information, contact David Tammer in the English Department at 428-8461. 30