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River Readings to host Peter Geye

November  27, 2012

Augustana College will continue its River Readings program on Thursday, Nov. 29, with fiction writer Peter Geye. Geye will introduce his newest book, The Lighthouse Road, and do a free reading followed by a reception and book signing. The event will be held at7 p.m. in Wallenberg Hall inside the Denkmann building (3520 7th Ave).

“The River Readings series gives students and members of the Quad-Cities community a chance to interact with both well-known and up-and-coming writers. It's not every day we get the opportunity to talk to someone whose work will appear in literature textbooks for generations to come,” said Dr. Kelly Daniels, River Readings coordinator.

Geye was born and raised in Minneapolis, where he currently lives. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and his master's from the University of New Orleans. At Western Michigan University, he received his PhD, edited Third Coast and taught creative writing. In the fall of 2010, he published his first book, Safe from the Sea (Unbridled Books), which won the 2010 Indie Lit Award for Fiction, as well as the 2010 Northeast Minnesota Book Award for Fiction. Unbridled Books released Geye’s second book, The Lighthouse Road, in October of this year. A few copies of Geye’s books will be available for purchase after the reading.

For years Augustana has brought writers of poetry, fiction and literary nonfiction to campus from all corners of the country to present their work in a free, public reading on campus. Later in this academic year, Augustana will host fiction writer Donald Ray Pollock on Thursday, Apr. 18.

Keri Rursch
Director of Public Relations
(309) 794-7721
kerirursch@augustana.edu