Fiction reading with Bonnie Jo Campbell set for Tuesday (March 3)

March 2, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Bonnie Jo Campbell will be the featured reader for the Literary Reading Series at 7:30p.m. Tuesday (March 3) in the Krannert Auditorium, Room 140 at Purdue University.

Campbell also will be available to answer questions in a Q&A at 4:30 p.m. the same day in Stewart Center, Room 318. Both events, sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program, are free and open to the public.

Her collection "Women and Other Animals" won the Association of Writers and Writing Programs prize for short fiction and "American Salvage," her critically acclaimed short fiction collection, was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Fiction. She received her master's degree in writing from Western Michigan University and currently teaches writing for the low residency program at Pacific University. Campbell also grew up on a small Michigan farm, has hitchhiked across the United States and Canada, scaled the Swiss Alps on her bicycle and traveled with the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus selling snow cones. 

Source: Rebecca McKanna, visiting writers series coordinator, rmckanna@purdue.edu 

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