The Archive Literary Festival presents a reading & reception in honor of Padgett Powell
Thursday, 15 April, 7pm, Old Chem, room 116
Padgett Powell, a writer of southern fiction who believes that fiction turns "strange truths into less strange lies," has been captivating readers with his ever-witty, ever-surprising work for more than two decades. His first novel Edisto (1984) was nominated for the National Book Award and excerpted in The New Yorker. He received a 1986 Whiting Writers' Award and the 1987 Rome Fellowship in Literature from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has since published six additional titles. Powell's writing entertains an experimental flair -- his latest book, The Interrogative Mood, consists entirely of questions. Powell is a writing professor at the University of Florida. The event is free and open to everyone.
About the Archive Literary Festival
Established in 1959 by Professor William Blackburn, the Archive Literary Festival began as a series of student-run literary gatherings aimed at making literature more accessible to Duke students. Every year, the Festival brings nationally acclaimed authors to Duke University and hosts local writers and faculty members for public readings. The Festival serves as a forum for discussion and appreciation of different modalities of literary expression amongst Duke students and faculty and the local community.
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