Jack Driscoll to read at NMU
Jack Driscoll will read from his new book of short stories The World a Few Minutes Ago at 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 15, in the Charcoal Room of the NMU University Center. Driscoll will be available for a question-and-answer session and a book signing after his presentation. The World a Few Minutes Ago consists of ten stories told by Michigan characters from ages fourteen to seventy-seven. Driscoll, also a poet, is known for his lyrical style that lets him tap into the depths of lonely people in tender, moving ways.
Driscoll frequently reads his stories over NPR’s “The Sound of Writing.” He is the author of four books of poems, two collections of short stories, and four novels, including Lucky Man, Lucky Woman, which won the 1998 Pushcart Editor’s Book Award. Driscoll currently teaches at Pacific University’s low-residency MFA program in Oregon.
This reading is free and open to the public and sponsored by the MFA and MA programs in creative writing in NMU’s Department of English, Passages North, and Sigma Tau Delta. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the Director of the Visiting Writers Program, Beverly Matherne, at 906-227-1386.