Visiting Writers: Josh MacIvor-Andersen
Journalist & Nonfiction Writer 7:30 P.M. Thursday Feb. 23 Gries Hall, Room 167
Josh MacIvor-Andersen, who teaches journalism and nonfiction at Northern Michigan University, has won many awards for writing and reporting, including the Susan Atefate prize, the New Millennium Writings award, and Ruminate’s VanderMey prize. His work has also received two Pushcart nominations.
He is a contributor to magazines such as GEEZ, SOJOURNERS, and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/GLIMPSE. His personal essays have appeared in ARTS AND LETTERS, GULF COAST, THE PARIS REVIEW/DAILY, DIAGRAM, NORTHWEST REVIEW, RUMINATE, and FOURTH GENRE.
Josh is working on two books. One, Conversion Stories, is a collection of his own award-winning essays, including his memoir “Bread & Company.” Don Williams, Editor of Millennium Writings, has this to say about the piece,” for which Josh received the New Millennium Writing award for nonfiction:
Andersen weaves strands of characterization, theme, style and setting (mostly a large bakery) with the supple fingers of a skilled fictioneer, and the sympathetic eyes, and ears of an altruist.”
His other book, Rooted: an Anthology of Arboreal Nonfiction, includes original work by many nonfiction writers, includingPaul Lisicky, Lia Purpura, Jocelyn Bartkevicius, and Bill McKibben.
This reading, sponsored by the MFA and MA Program sin creative writing in NMU's English Department and "Passages North" literary magazine is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Beverly Matherne, director of the Visiting Writers’ Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check out our facebook page.