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Department of English presents Spring Reading Series

Mar 21, 2016

The Ohio Northern University Department of English will present its 2016 Spring Reading Series with fiction writer Pj Carlisle in the Elzay Gallery of Art on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. A reception will precede the event at 6:30 p.m., and a brief question-and-answer session will follow the readings.

This event also will feature Erika Mortimer, a junior language arts education major from Lima, Ohio, who will read a selection of her original work.

Carlisle is a Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writer as well as the Hebert W. Martin Post-Doctoral Fellow of Diversity and Creative Writing at the University of Dayton. Carlisle’s prose has appeared in journals such as “Quarterly West,” “WHR,” NPR Pittsburgh’s “Prosody,” “Thickets” and “Gaslight: an LGBTQ Anthology.” They have been awarded a Bard College’s Mary McCarthy Internal Award chosen by Harry Mathews. Chapters from a new novel that plays with gender have won both the Turow-Kinder Award and the AWP Intro Journals Projects Award. Carlisle is the co-coordinator of Dayton’s LitFest, which features hands-on workshops with award-winning and emerging writers from across the country. Carlisle earned a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2015.

This event is free and open to the public.