Mary E. Rolling Reading Series to present writer and essayist Callan Wink

Anushka Shah
October 23, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Known for his fresh, well-crafted stories that evoke the American West, writer Callan Wink will offer a reading as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series. The public reading is free and will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium.

Wink has been the recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship and the Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. Wink’s stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Playboy, Men’s Journal, The Best American Short Stories Anthology, and many other publications.

He is the author of the short story collection "Dog Run Moon," which was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and awarded an honorable mention in the 2017 Pen/Hemingway Awards. Publishers Weekly praised Wink for “the transparency of his writing, at once delicate and brutally precise” that “gifts us with the wonderful feeling of knowing someone you’ve only met in a book.” His debut novel, "August," a coming-of-age story of a farm boy from Michigan, is forthcoming in May from Random House Publishing and is being previewed with acclaim.

Wink received his master of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Wyoming. Currently, he splits his time between Santa Cruz, California, and Livingston, Montana. His time in Montana is spent working as a fly fishing guide.

The Mary E. Rolling Series is a program offered by Penn State’s Creative Writing Program in English, which receives generous support from the College of the Liberal Arts, the Department of English, the Joseph L. Grucci Poetry Endowment, the Mary E. Rolling Lectureship in Creative Writing, and University Libraries. The full list of readings in the 2019-20 series can be found online at https://creativewriting.psu.edu/

  • Dog Run Moon by Callen Wink

    Callen Wink is the author of the short story collection Dog Run Moon, which was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and awarded an honorable mention in the 2017 Pen/Hemingway Awards. 

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Last Updated October 30, 2019