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Feb. 5, 2021

Visiting Writers Series to feature pair of authors Feb. 11

Northwest Missouri State University’s Visiting Writers Series continues this month when the Department of Language, Literature and Writing hosts short story authors Sarah Anne Strickley and James Brubaker.

The authors will share readings of their work at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public at

Strickley is the author of the short story collection, “Fall Together” (Gold Wake Press), and the forthcoming novella, “Sister” (Summer Camp Publishing). She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing fellowship, an Ohio Arts grant, a Glenn Schaeffer Award from the International Institute of Modern Letters and the Copper Nickel Editors’ Prize for Prose, among other honors.

Her stories and essays have appeared in Oxford American, A Public Space, Witness, Harvard Review, Gulf Coast, The Southeast Review, The Normal School, Ninth Letter, Hotel Amerika, Copper Nickel, storySouth and elsewhere.

She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Louisville and serves as faculty editor of Miracle Monocle, the university’s award-winning literary journal. For more information about Strickley, visit

Brubaker is the author of “Liner Notes” (Subito Press), “Pilot Season” (Sunnyoutside Press), “Black Magic Death Sphere: (Science) Fictions” (Urban Farmhouse), and a number of short stories appearing online and in print, as well as the forthcoming “The Taxidermist’s Catalog” (Braddock Avenue Books).

A native of Dayton, Ohio, he now teaches and lives in Missouri. He is the director of Southeast Missouri State University Press and the editor of Big Muddy. Previously, he was a founding and associate editor of The Collapsar and served as music section editor of The Fiddleback. For more information about Brubaker, visit

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.

Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation, Green Tower Press, and the Department of Language, Literature and Writing sponsor the series.

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


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