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Visiting Writer Nance Van Winckel Holds Reading of Short Fiction

November 5, 2010
Free event on Nov. 10 is open to the public


Nance Van Winckel

LYNCHBURG–Randolph College’s Visiting Writer Nance Van Winckel will read from her short fiction Wednesday, November 10 at 8 p.m. in the Jack Lounge of Smith Hall.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Van Winckel has published five collections of poetry, most recently No Starling in 2007 from University of Washington Press. Her poems appear widely in high quality literary journals and have received numerous national awards. She has also published three books of short stories, most recently Curtain Creek Farm (Persea Books, 2001). Quake (U. of Missouri Press, 1998) received the 1998 Paterson Fiction Prize. Limited Lifetime Warranty appeared with the U. of Missouri Press in 1994. New stories appear in The Georgia Review, Colorado Review, and AGNI.

Van Winckel received a Christopher Isherwood Fiction Fellowship for 2005 for a novel in stories, which she’s just completed. She has taught in the MFA in Writing Program at Eastern Washington University since 1990 and also has taught in Vermont College of the Arts’ low-residency MFA program since 1999. She is married to visual artist Rik Nelson.

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