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29 Aug

Morgantown, W.Va.—The Department of English will host a reading by George Singleton on Tue, Sep. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in 130 Colson Hall.

George Singleton, who holds the John C. Cobb Chair in humanities at Wofford College, has published six collections of stories, two novels, and a book of writing advice.

His next collection, “Calloustown,” will be published in November 2015. Over 200 of his stories have appeared in magazines such as the “Atlantic Monthly,” “Harper’s,” “Book,” “Playboy,” “Zoetrope,” “Georgia Review,” “Southern Review” and elsewhere.

His work has been anthologized in ten issues of “New Stories of the South—the Year’s Best.” His non-fiction has appeared in “Oxford American,” “Garden and Gun,” “Bark,” and elsewhere.

Singleton received a 2009-10 Guggenheim fellowship, a 2011 Hillsdale Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and was inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors in 2010. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution labeled him “the unchallenged king of the comic southern short story.”

The reading is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow.

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