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The Art of Writing Short Stories: Author Will Conduct a Reading April 15


April 2, 2010
Press Release #10-074

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Award-winning short story fiction author Lee K. Abbott will read from his works as part of the St. Mary's College of Maryland VOICES Reading Series at 8:15 p.m. April 15, 2010, in Cole Cinema. Abbott is the author of seven collections of short stories, most recently All Things, All at Once: New & Selected Stories. This event is free and open to the public.

 Abbott's fiction has appeared in nearly 100 periodicals, including Harper's, The Atlantic, the Georgia Review, Epoch, the Southern Review, and Boulevard.  His work has been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards: The Prize Stories, and the Pushcart Prize series. Twice a winner of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, he has published essays and reviews in The New York Times Book Review, The Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, and The Los Angeles Times Book Review.

 He is an English professor at The Ohio State University, where he teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

 St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's, and The Princeton Review. Founded in 1840 as Maryland's "monument school" commemorating the state's first capital, SMCM is the state's only public honors college.

More than 2,000 students attend the college, which has the highest graduation rate for all Maryland public colleges and universities. The school's waterfront campus along the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland is home to the 2009 National Intercollegiate Sailing Association Co-ed champions.