Professor/writer Gary Fincke to speak on campus

Gary Fincke, professor of English and creative writing, and Writing Institute director at Susquehanna University, will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at Penn State Altoona. 

Fincke is the winner of the 2003 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the 2003 Ohio State University/The Journal Poetry Prize, and the 2010 Stephen F. Austin Poetry prize for recent collections of stories and poems. He has published 23 books of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction. His poems, stories and essays have appeared in such periodicals as Harper's, Newsday and American Scholar. He's been awarded Pushcart Prizes for his work, recognized by Best American Stories and the O. Henry Prize series, and been cited 12 times in the past 14 years for a Notable Essay in Best American Essays.

His fifth collection of stories, "The Proper Words for Sin," was published by West Virginia University in April. A novel, "How Blasphemy Sounds to God," will appear in February.


Last Updated October 15, 2013