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Nov. 8, 2018

Visiting Writers Series to feature short story author, journalist

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Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Language, Literature and Writing will host Diana Joseph, a short story author, and C.D. DyVanc, an award-winning journalist to continue its 2018-19 Visiting Writers Series.

The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Living Room. Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation, GreenTower Press, and the Department of Language, Literature and Writing sponsor the series.

Joseph is the author of the short story collection “Happy or Otherwise” and the essay collection “I’m Sorry You Feel That Way: The Astonishing But True Story of a Daughter, Sister, Slut, Wife, Mother and Friend to Man and Dog.” Her work has appeared in Marie Claire, Country Living, Willow Springs, Threepenny Review and Best Sex Writing 2009.

Joseph is an English faculty member at Minnesota State University in Mankato and teaches in its Master of Fine Arts program.

C.D. DyVanc is an award-winning journalist and has appeared in Well-Versed, Five:2:One Magazine’s #thesideshow and the hybrid art exhibit “Interpretations V.” His chapbook, “rhi(n)oceros,” is available through GreenTower Press.

Dyvanc lives in Columbia, Missouri, and works as a hotel night auditor. 

The Visiting Writers Series is designed to promote creativity, diversity, and freedom of expression as a living and meaningful art form that provides its audience with a better understanding of people and the world.

For more information, contact Daniel Biegelson, the director of the Visiting Writers Series and a Northwest instructor of English, at or 660.562.1266.


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