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Author Robin Hemley at Aquinas College

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Author Robin Hemley will give a free reading and discussion of his work, as part of the Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series on Thursday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.
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Widely anthologized author Robin Hemley to give reading at Aquinas College, Thursday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.

The Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series is pleased to host Robin Hemley for a reading and discussion of his work on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wege Center Ballroom.  For more information, please contact Pam Luebke at 616-632-2127.

Robin Hemley

Robin Hemley /courtesy of Robin Hemley

Robin Hemley has authored ten books of nonfiction and fiction.  His writing has been published in the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong (and elsewhere), and has been widely anthologized. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, The Huffington Post, Orion, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, New York Magazine, and many fine literary magazines. A feature film based on his book Invented Eden (telling of a purported anthropological hoax in the Philippines) is under development by the BBC.   

 
Among his awards are a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship, The Nelson Algren Award for Fiction from The Chicago Tribune, The Story Magazine Humor Prize, an Independent Press Book Award, and two Pushcart Prizes. The University of Georgia Press published his book A Field Guide for Immersion Writing: Memoir, Journalism, and Travel earlier this year, and, also this year, Indiana University Press (Break Away Books) is scheduled to publish Reply All (his third collection of short stories).
 
Hemley is a Senior Editor of The Iowa Review, and he also edits the popular online journal, Defunct (Defunctmag.com). He directs the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa and frequently teaches creative writing workshops around the world. If you want more information on Robin Hemley, find it at robinhemley.com.
 
Mr. Hemley will give a free reading and discuss his work, as part of the Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series, on Thursday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wege Center Ballroom at Aquinas College.  For additional information, please contact Pam Luebke at 616-632-2127.

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