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Two Authors to Visit Ohio Wesleyan University Campus

December 3, 2007

DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of English will host two notable authors this week: poet Ted Genoways at noon Dec. 6 and novelist Brock Clarke at noon Dec. 7. Both events, which are free and open to the public, will take place in the Bayley Room inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave.

Genoways, a Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize recipient, will read from his poetry collection titled “Bullroarer.” Editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review since 2003, he has received two awards from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals—the Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement (2004) and the Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement (2005). Genoways also received a Silver Award for Editorial Achievement from FOLIO magazine.

Clarke, who teaches creative writing at the University of Cincinnati, will read from his new novel, “An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England.” He also authored “The Ordinary White Boy,” What We Won’t Do,” and Carrying the Torch,” and has twice been a finalist for a National Magazine Award in Fiction. Clarke’s work has appeared in numerous outlets, including the Virginia Quarterly review, Georgia Review, and on National Public Radio’s “Selected Shorts.”

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