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The Converse Creative Writing program will host novelist and short story writer Thomas McConnell for a reading on March 6 at 8:00 p.m. in the Zimmerli Common Room, Howard Hall. A reception and book-signing will begin at 7:30 before the reading in Zimmerli Common Room.
McConnell’s work has appeared in the Greensboro Review, the Southeast Review, the Connecticut Review, the Cortland Review, Shenandoah, Story|Houston, Watershed, Birmingham Arts Journal, Calabash, Yemassee, the Emrys Journal, the Charleston Post & Courier, Crossroads: A Southern Annual, Writing Macao, and Ars Medica among other publications. His awards and prizes include an artist’s grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the South Carolina Academy of Authors Fiction Fellowship, the World’s Best Short-Short Story, the Hackney National Literary Award for the Short Story, Porter Fleming Awards for Fiction, Essay, and Drama, the South Carolina Fiction Project, the H.E. Francis Award, and the Hardagree Award for Fiction. His lectures and readings have taken him to Istanbul, Berlin, and the Sorbonne in Paris. A professor of English at the University of South Carolina Upstate, he was a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic where he taught American literature and creative writing at Masaryk University. His novel of the Czechlands in World War Two, The Wooden King, was published by Hub City Press in 2018.
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