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Visiting Writer Series: Melinda Moustakis

April 16, 2012

Visiting Writer Series: Melinda Moustakis

PLU’s Visiting Writer Series continues with Melinda Moustakis with a reading at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 in the UC Regency Room.

Moustakis was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and received her M.A. from UC Davis and her Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. Bear Down Bear North (University of Georgia Press 2011), her first book, won the 2010 Flannery O’Connor Award in Short Fiction and the UC Davis Maurice Prize in Fiction. Her work has appeared in journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Conjunctions, The Massachusetts Review, and American Short Fiction and five of her stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is a visiting assistant professor in the English Department at PLU.