The Cleveland State University Poetry Center and the CSU Department of English will present a reading with fiction writers Imad Rahman and Salvatore Scibona on Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the Centerís Writers/Reading Series.
The reading will be held in Fenn Tower Theater (FT 102), 1983 East 24th Street (at the corner of Euclid Ave). This event is free and open to the public.
Imad Rahman teaches creative writing at CSU, where he is also the Director of Creative Writing Programming. His first book, I Dream of Microwaves, a collection of connected stories, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2004, and has since been translated into French.
He was named a Breakout Author by Interview magazine and Writers Digest, and his book was a 2004 Best Books selection by The Journal News. Rahman was a James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was previously an assistant professor of English at Kansas State University.
Salvatore Scibona, a native Clevelander, will read from his recently released novel, The End. Clevelanders might recognize the inspiration of a scene in the novel that takes place on August 15, 1953 as Little Italyís celebration of the Feast of the Assumption.
Scibonaís fiction has been published in The Threepenny Review, Best New American Voices 2004, and The Pushcart Book of Short Stories: The Best Stories from a Quarter-Century of the Pushcart Prize. The End is his first book. He is currently the Writing Coordinator at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.
A book signing with the authors will take place after the reading.
For more information, please contact the Cleveland State University Poetry Center at 216.687.3986, the Department of English at 216.687.3951, or visit www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter.
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