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Distinguished Visiting Writers presents Lowell Mick White

April 16, 2012 12:00AM

The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series at Pittsburg State University will host author Lowell Mick White for a reading from his works at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center on the PSU campus. The event is free and open to the public. A reception for the author will follow in the Heritage Room.

White is currently a National Endowment for the Arts artist-in-residence at the federal prison in Bryan, Texas, and is also a lecturer at Texas A&M University. This fall, he’ll begin work at PSU as assistant professor of English.

White’s novel, “That Demon Life,” won the Gival Press Novel Award, and his short story collection, “Long Time Ago Good,” was a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters’ first book award. His work has appeared in literary magazines like Callaloo, Iron Horse, and Short Story.

White has been awarded the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship by the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Institute of Letters. He has lived in Austin for 25 years and has worked, at various times, as cab driver, shade-tree salesman, and IRS bureaucrat.

The Distinguished Visiting Writers series brings nationally acclaimed authors, poets and writers to PSU and is sponsored by the English Department and the Student Fee Council.

For information about the series, contact Lori Martin at 620-235-7588.

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