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MC to host trio of writers, teachers from U of I

11/11/2013
Monmouth College’s English Department will host three writers who teach at the University of Illinois on Nov. 12 at 6:15 p.m. in the lounge of the Mellinger Teaching and Learning Center. The event is free and open to the public.
 
Fiction and non-fiction writer Jensen Beach, poet Matthew Minicucci and prize-winning fiction author Ted Sanders will read from their work and answer questions.
 
“All three writers have published widely and work well with undergraduates,” said assistant professor of English David Wright. “Their work ranges from literary fiction and poetry to a forthcoming young adult series from Harper.”
 
Sanders won the Bakeless Prize for short fiction in 2011, which resulted in his collection “No Animals We Could Name” (Graywolf, 2012). More recently, he signed a four-book deal with Harper (U.S.) and Hot Key (U.K.) for “The Keepers,” a young adult series due out in 2014.
 
An editor for Hobart, a print and online journal, Beach recently published a book of short stories titled “For Out of the Heart Proceed” (Dzanc, 2012).
 
Minicucci has published poetry widely in The Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse and many others. He is also the author of “Reliquary” (Accents Publishing, 2013).