Two award-winning authors will be on campus to help Heidelberg University’s School of Communication, Humanities & the Arts launch the Jean Warren Gekler Writer’s Series. As part of the series, the public is invited to an open reading from the authors’ recent works.
On Monday, Oct. 15, Heidelberg will welcome Hilary Plum, whose novel Strawberry Fields was the winner of the Fence Modern Prize in Prose (2018). She also received the 2018 GLCA New Writers Award for her nonfiction work Watchfires.
Plum also is the author of the novel They Dragged Them Through the Streets (2013). She worked for a number of years as an editor of international literature, history and politics. Currently on the creative writing faculty at Cleveland State University, she also teaches in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program, a consortium of CSU, Kent State University, the University of Akron and Youngstown State University. Additionally, Plum is the associate director of the CSU Poetry Center. With Zach Savich, she edits the Open Prose Series at Rescue Press. Recent fiction, essays, poetry and criticism have appeared in various specialty publications.
While on campus, Plum will conduct a workshop for students in English professor Lucy Biederman’s creative writing and literature classes, and then hold an open reading of Strawberry Fields at 2 p.m. in Herbster Chapel. The community is invited to the open reading, free of charge.
- Department: School of Communication, Humanities, & the Arts
- Event Location: Pfleiderer Hall
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