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Drake's Writers and Critics Series Presents Experimental and Hybrid Fiction Reading

September 12, 2006
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CONTACT: Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu


Drake University's Writers and Critics series kicks off the academic year with an experimental and hybrid fiction reading by Kass Fleisher starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Cowles Library Reading Room, 28th Street and University Ave.


Fleisher writes fiction, non-fiction and work that blurs boundaries between the two. Her short prose has been published in numerous periodicals, including, Columbia Poetry Review, Iowa Review, Bombay Gin, and Mandorla and she has published critical essays on women's writing, pedagogical theory and experimental writing. Her documentary non-fiction includes the book "The Bear River Massacre and the Making of History." Chax Press recently published her alternative memoir, "Accidental Species: A Reproduction." She is also an assistant professor of English at Illinois State University.


More upcoming Writers and Critics events:



  • Oct. 11: Timothy Corrigan, "Werner Herzog's 'Grizzly Man' (2005) and the Essayistic"
    7 p.m., Cline Hall of Pharmacy and Science 206, 2802 Forest Ave.


  • Oct. 30: Juliana Spahr and Lee Ann Brown (double poetry reading)
    7:30 p.m., Cowles Library Reading Room, 28th Street and University Ave.
  • Nov. 8: Judith Roof performs Samuel Beckett's "Not I" (lecture and discussion to follow)
    8 p.m., Cowles Library Reading Room, 28th Street and University Ave.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information contact Dina Smith at 515-271-3127 or dina.smith@drake.edu.