Galvin, Orner to read

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 10, 2011 7:10 AM

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Writers James Galvin and Peter Orner will have a free reading at 8 p.m. Friday in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Dey House. Admission is free.

Galvin is an alumnus of the University of Iowa and a longtime Writers’ Workshop faculty member. He wrote the poetry collections As Is and X, along with his memoir The Meadow and his novel Fencing the Sky.

Orner is a visiting faculty member at the UI. He is the author of the novel The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo and the editor of Underground America.

Both Galvin and Orner have won numerous honors and awards for their work. Galvin has been awarded the Lannan Literary Award and Guggenheim, Ingram Merrill, and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. Orner has been awarded the Rome Prize and Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction.

— by Samantha Gentry

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