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Monday, April 28, 2014

Kirkpatrick Concludes Spring Writers-on-the-Shore Series Monday, May 5

Matt KirkpatrickSALISBURY, MD---Author Matt Kirkpatrick reads from his works in honor of the publication of this year’s edition of Salisbury University’s literary magazine, Scarab, 8 p.m. Monday, May 5, in the Worcester Room of the Commons.

His presentation is part of SU’s spring Writers-on-the-Shore series.

Kirkpatrick is the author of the short story collection Light Without Heat and the fiction chapbook The Exiles. His writing has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Notre Dame Review and Five Chapters, among others.

The arts journal Drunken Boat noted, “Kirkpatrick has a profound way of exploring real-world circumstances and locating them, through his writing, in the atmosphere above where our dreams are and in the mineral below that house our nightmares.”

American Book Review said reading his stories “is like getting sucked into a photographic mishmash of scrambled linearity, a sometimes dizzying place where the reliability of science and the unreasonable nostalgia provoked by photographs and memories collide.”

Kirkpatrick earned his Ph.D. from the University of Utah. He is an assistant professor of English at North Central College in Naperville, IL.

Sponsored by the English Department and Writers-on-the-Shore, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.



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