Fall Writing Series: Ann Pancake

December 4, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
RCAH Theater
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

Join the RCAH Center for Poetry on Wednesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the RCAH Theater for an evening with novelist Ann Pancake. You can also join her for an informal conversation at 3 p.m. in C302 Snyder.

Ann Pancake grew up in Romney and Summersville, WV. Her first novel, Strange As This Weather Has Been (Counterpoint 2007), features a southern West Virginia family devastated by mountaintop removal mining. Based on interviews and real events, the novel was one of Kirkus Review's Top Ten Fiction Books of 2007, won the 2007 Weatherford Award, and was a finalist for the 2008 Orion Book Award.

Pancake's collection of short stories, Given Ground, won the 2000 Bakeless award, and she has also received a Whiting Award, an NEA Grant, a Pushcart Prize, and creative writing fellowships from the states of Washington, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Her fiction and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies like The Georgia Review, Poets and Writers, Narrative, and New Stories from the South. She earned her BA in English at West Virginia University and a PhD. in English Literature from the University of Washington.

She now lives in Seattle and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University. Currently, she is finishing a new short story collection.