Stuart Dybek to Read as Part of UNT’s Visiting Writers Series

Author Stuart Dybek will come to the University of North Texas to read selections from his work, which focuses on issues of community identity and displacement. Dybek’s reading is part of the Visiting Writers Series sponsored by the Department of English. The reading will be at 8 p.m. March 25 (Wednesday) in the ballroom of UNT’s Gateway Center, which is on North Texas Boulevard between Eagle Drive and Highland Street.

The 8 p.m. reading will be followed by a book signing with the author, which will also occur in the ballroom. UNT’s Bookstore will have Dybek’s works available for purchase.

An informal question-and-answer session will take place earlier at 4 p.m. March 25 (Wednesday) in Room 212 of UNT’s Auditorium Building, located on West Hickory Street between Avenues A and B. . . [continued here]

Dybek’s collections include The Coast of Chicago, Childhood & Other Neighborhoods, and I Sailed with Magellan. He has won the Lannan Prize, a PEN/Malamud Award, and his work has appeared in Houghton Miflin’s The Best American Short Stories. I’ll certainly be at the reading (and not just because I’m getting extra credit). If you’re wondering if it’s worth your time, check out some of his work online:

If I Vanished” (from The New Yorker)

Brisket” (from SmokeLong Quarterly)

Mole Man” (from SmokeLong Quarterly)


2 responses to “Stuart Dybek to Read as Part of UNT’s Visiting Writers Series

  1. I envy you. It’s been years since I’ve heard Stuart read. He’s not only a great writer, he’s a very good reader as well. You’re in for a treat.

  2. It was awesome! I was there last night and he nailed it. It’s funny because he starts off almost shy and not at all like he wants to be there and then he gets so into it, almost possessed and he just rocks it.

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