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Writers Series features Allison Amend

Posted on October 05, 2011

Fiction writer Allison Amend will give a free public reading Thursday, October 6, from 4-5:30 p.m. in room 2250 Kirkhof Center as part of the GVSU Writers Series. The author says she was born in Chicago “on a day when the Cubs beat the Mets 2-0.” After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in Comparative Literature, she received a MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Amend is the author of the IPPY Award-winning short story collection, Things That Pass for Love, (OV Books, 2008) and the historical novel, Stations West (Yellow Shoe Fiction Series, 2010), which was a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize and the Oklahoma Book Award. Currently, she is completing a novel examining the intersection of art forgery and cloning, and working on screenplays. Visit her website at

For more information contact Caitlin Horrocks, assistant professor of writing, at x13411.

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