English professors and good friends David Hicks (author of White Plains), and Kristen Iversen (author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats), will read from and discuss their books. Copies of both authors’ books will be available for sale and signing.
5 pm reception/5:30 program
FREE and OPEN to the public
Reservations required: 513-621-0717 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Iversen is the author of several books including Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats(Crown), winner of the Colorado Book Award and the Reading the West Award, and chosen one of the best books of the year by Kirkus Reviews, the American Library Association, Mother Jones Magazine, and The Atlantic. Selected by numerous universities across the country for their First Year Experience/Common Read programs, Full Body Burden is also the subject of a forthcoming documentary. Iversen’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Reader’s Digest, and others, and she currently teaches at the University of Cincinnati, where she heads the PhD program in Literary Nonfiction.
David Hicks grew up in New York, moved to Colorado in his thirties, and is now a professor at Regis University in Denver, where he also co-directs the Mile-High MFA in Creative Writing. He and his wife Cynthia enjoy hiking in the mountains with their dog Rosie and afterwards meeting the children, Stephen and Caitlin, for a big breakfast. David has published many stories in such fine journals as Glimmer Train, Colorado Review, and Saranac Review. White Plains is his first novel, and this is his fourth visit to the Queen City.