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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Nov. 11, 2016

Visiting Writers Series to feature author Maxine Chernoff Nov. 17

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Language, Literature and Writing will host author Maxine Chernoff for its next installment of the Visiting Writers Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Living Room.

The event is free and open to the public. Kawasaki and Greentower Press will sponsor the reading.

Chernoff is the author of 15 books of poetry and six works of fiction. She is chair of creative writing at San Francisco State University and the editor of New American Writing. She has taught writing at Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia; the Prague Summer Workshops; and Exeter University in England. She was recently a visiting writer at the American Academy in Rome.

She is the winner of a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts in poetry and the 2009 PEN USA Translation Award.

The reading is designed to promote creativity, diversity and literature as a living and meaningful art form that can help to better understand the world.

For more information, contact Daniel Biegelson, instructor of English, at or 660.562.1266.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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