Holy Cross' Working Writers Series Presents Fiction Writer Danielle Evans

Fiction writer Danielle Evans will host a discussion of the writer’s craft on Thursday, March 28 at 3:30 p.m. in Fenwick 330 and give a reading as part of the Working Writers’ Series at 7:30 p.m. in the Levis Browsing Room in Dinand Library at the College of the Holy Cross. Both events are free and open to the public.

Danielle Evans’s fiction has appeared in several journals and been anthologized in “New Stories from the South” and “Best American Short Stories” of 2008 and 2010.  Her collection of short stories, “Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self” (Penguin Group, 2010), won the 2011 Paterson Prize for Fiction, the 2011 Hurston-Wright award for fiction, the 2011 PEN American Bingham Prize for a first book, was named one of the best books of 2010 by both Kirkus Reviews and O Magazine, received honorable mention for the 2011 PEN/Hemingway award and was recognized as a National Book Foundation “5 under 35” selection for 2011.

Evans earned her M.F.A. in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop.  She currently teaches literature and creative writing at American University in Washington, D.C.

The Working Writers Series was formerly known as the Visiting Writers Series.