Reading by Kevin Brockmeier

2012 Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Reading and Fiction Award

Sponsored by Philadelphia Alumni Writers House

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
7:30 p.m.

Kevin Brockmeier comes to Franklin & Marshall to give a reading of his own work and announce the winner(s) of this year's annual Jerome Irving Bank Short Story Contest.

Brockmeier is one of America's most acclaimed and inventive young fiction writers. He is the author of three novels, The Truth About Celia, The Brief History of the Dead and, most recently, The Illumination. He has published two collections of short fiction, Things That Fall From the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer, and two children’s novels. His short stories have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Tin House, and The Oxford American, and have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, and Granta Best of Young American Novelists. He has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Bank Short Story Prize was endowed by F&M alumnus Lawrence H. Bank, Esq. ’65 to honor and preserve the memory of his late brother, Jerome Irving Bank, Esq. Jerome Bank, a graduate of Hobart and of the New York University School of Law, always wanted to be a writer, but died before realizing this dream. Each year, any F&M student can submit a work to be judged. The winner of the $1,000 Bank Prize is chosen by a visiting short story fiction writer. Larry Bank hopes the Bank Prize will encourage students to take a chance by following a dream, something that he, too, wishes he had tried a long time ago.

Co-sponsor: The Jerome Irving Bank Endowment

This event is open to the public.

Free; no tickets required.

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