Josh Russell will read from his work. Refreshments will be served.
Josh Russell has published three novels, two chapbooks of very short prose, and more than eighty short stories and essays.Professor and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Georgia State University, he teaches graduate and undergraduate fiction and nonfiction workshops, seminars on contemporary prose and the form and theory of fiction. His teaching, research, and creative interests include very short fiction, the novella and novel, historical fiction, literary nonfiction, hybrid forms, DIY publishing, and book arts.Russell is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Prose and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Shane Stevens Fellowship in the Novel. His novels have won the Independent Publisher Book Award Bronze Medal for Literary Fiction and have been finalists for the Townsend Prize (twice), the Binghamton University John Gardner Book Award, and the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award.His shorter prose has been anthologized in New Micro, Not Normal, Illinois: Peculiar Fictions from the Flyover, New Stories from the South, French Quarter Fiction, Flash Nonfiction Funny, and Thus Spake the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader, and has appeared most recently in One Story, Epoch, the New York Times, Cincinnati Review, Okey-Panky, and Subtropics.Russell is associate editor at Five Points, where he recently edited a special issue of flash fiction.
Sponsored by Department of English Creative Writing and Nevin Clark Family Capstone Fund