University of Rochester

EVENT: Reading by Ben Marcus as part of The Plutzik Series

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochesterís River Campus.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.
Note: Parking is available on University lots after 7 p.m. weeknights.

October 1, 2004

Author Ben Marcus, who has earned a Whiting Writerís Award, a National Endowment for the Arts award for fiction, and three Pushcart prizes, will read from his works at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochesterís River Campus.

Marcusís writing has been acclaimed for its unique voice. His debut novel in 1995, The Age of Wire and String, was called ďa rare, genius-struck achievementĒ by Kirkus Reviews. His other books of fiction are North American Women and The Father Costume. His anthology, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, was published in August of this year.

Marcusís fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in Time, Harperís, The Paris Review, Salon, The Village Voice, and other literary journals and magazines. He also has been editor for various literary magazines including Impossible Object, an online literary journal, and Fence magazine. Marcus is currently an assistant professor of writing in the School of Arts at Columbia University.

The Plutzik Series is one of the countryís oldest and most prestigious literary reading programs. Established to honor the work of Hyam Plutzik, a distinguished poet and Deane Professor of Poetry and Rhetoric at the University, it has featured more than 175 noted writers, including Pulitzer Prize-winners Anthony Hecht, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wilbur, and Galway Kinnell. It is administered by the Department of English.

For more information, please contact (585) 275-4092.




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