Mennenga, Morse featured readers in Coe Creative Writing Series event

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2015-03-25 09:26:36 - General

A faculty reading featuring Assistant Professor of English Gordon Mennenga and guest Michael Morse will be held on Thursday, April 2, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Perrine Gallery in Stewart Memorial Library on the Coe College campus. The event is part of the Coe English Department's Creative Writing Series. Both authors will read from new work and participate in a question-and-answer discussion with Assistant Professor of English Nick Twemlow.

Originally from Reinbeck, Iowa, Mennenga is a fiction writer who has taught creative writing, literature and film studies at DePauw University, Oregon State University and Coe College. His fiction has appeared in "The North American Review," "Northwest Magazine," "Folio" and other magazines. He has written for Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" and NPR's "Good Evening." Mennenga was also the recipient of a Nelson Algren Award for Fiction, and his monologue "Shaky Town" was included in the Riverside Theatre's 2012 "Walking the Wire" show.

Morse is from Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches English at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School. The recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, he has published poems in various journals. Morse is currently on tour in support of his new book of poems, "Void and Compensation," recently published by Canarium Books.