MOREHEAD Novelist Eric Shonkwiler will read from his work as a part of the Morehead State University’s Reading Series at 7 p.m. today at the Kentucky Folk Art Center.
Shonkwiler also will participate in a question-and-answer session at 2 p.m. at CoffeeTree Books. Both events are free.
Shonkwiler, an Ohio native, is the author of the critically acclaimed novel “Above All Men,” chosen as a 2014 Midwest Connections Pick. The novel is a story of a war-veteran farmer with PTSD struggling to hold his family and farm together in the wake of the economic collapse of near-future America.
His writing has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, Fiddleblack, [PANK] Magazine, and Midwestern Gothic. He received his MFA in fiction from University of California Riverside, has taught college English and creative writing and is the regional editor for Los Angeles Review of Books, as well as a former reader for [PANK] and former Editor-in-Chief and fiction editor for Crate Magazine.
For more information, call MSU’s Department of English at (606) 783-9448.