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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 8, 2017

Writer’s series to host award-winning author Aimee Parkison

Aimee Parkison

Aimee Parkison

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Language, Literature and Writing will host author Aimee Parkison during its first installment of the 2017-18 Visiting Writers Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Living Room.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a reading and question-answer session. Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation, Green Tower Press, and the Department of Language, Literature, and Writing are sponsors of the series.

Parkison is the author of “Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman,” published this year by FC2/University of Alabama Press. The book is a winner of the Fiction Collective Two Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize.

Her other works include “Woman with Dark Horses” (Starcherone 2004), “The Innocent Party” (BOA Editions, Ltd., American Reader Series 2012) and “The Petals of Your Eyes” (Starcherone/Dzanc 2014).

Parkison has taught creative writing at universities, including Cornell University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she was the coordinator of the creative writing program, as well as Oklahoma State University, where she is an associate professor of fiction writing and director of the creative writing program.

More information about Parkison is available on her website at  

The Visiting Writers Series is designed to promote creativity, diversity, and literature as a living and meaningful art form that enriches lives and helps to build and strengthen communities. 

The remainder of the 2017-18 series features poets Rebecca Gayle Howell on Oct. 12, Richard Robbins on Oct. 25, E.J. Koh and Amy Meng on Feb. 8, and Peter Conners, a publisher and writer of nonfiction and poetry, on April 5.

For more information, contact Daniel Biegelson, director of the Visiting Writers Series and an 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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