Local Fiction Writer to Present Reading

Joseph Scapellato

September 05, 2017

Educator and fiction writer Joseph Scapellato will read from a selection of his works as part of the Seavey Reading Series on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Seibert Hall's Isaacs Auditorium.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Scapellato taught in the Department of English at Susquehanna before earning his MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University. His fiction has appeared in publications such as Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast and Post Road, and has been anthologized in Harper Perennial's Forty Stories, Gigantic Books' Gigantic Worlds: An Anthology of Science Flash Fiction and &NOW's The Best Innovative Writing.

He is currently an English, poetry, creative nonfiction and screenwriting professor at Bucknell University.

Big Lonesome, Joseph Scapellato's most recent collection of stories, has received praise from fellow writers. Robert Boswell, author of Tumbledown and Mystery Ride, said, "If this is what the future sounds like, we have something to celebrate, after all." Of Scapellato's voice, writer Charles Yu said it was "warm, bleak, dark, ecstatic, full of silences and power and life."

For more information about programs sponsored by the Writers Institute and upcoming events, please visit www.susqu.edu/visitingwriters.

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