Wesleyan Announces Fall Visiting Writers Series

Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its program for the fall Visiting Writers Series, which will feature two nationally-recognized writers.

 Writer John McManus will kick off the series when he holds a reading and talk on Thursday, November 12. McManus is the author of the novel Bitter Milk and the short story collections Born On A Train and Stop Breakin Down. He has been the recipient of several fellowships and in 2000, became the youngest winner of the Whiting Writer’s Award. He currently teaches in the MFA programs at Old Dominion University and Goddard College.

His reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in Alabaster Lounge, located on the second floor of Old Main.

Writer Marcia Douglas will visit campus on Friday, November 20. Douglas is the author of the novels Madam Fate and Notes From A Writer’s Book of Cures and Spells as well as a collection of poetry, Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom, which received a Poetry Book Society Recommendation in the U.K. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies internationally. She grew up in Jamaica and is currently an associate professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she also directs the Creative Writing Program.

Douglas’ reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.

Both Visiting Writers Series events are free and open to the public.