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Matt Cashion: Last Words of the Holy Ghost

Winner of the 2015 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, Matt’s story collection, Last Words of the Holy Ghost, was released last October. The competition judge, Lee K. Abbott, said, “Listen: if you can find a collection of stories more cohesive, more ambitious in reach, more generous in its passion, and fancier in its footwork, I will buy it for you and deliver it in person.” Cashion's first novel, How the Sun Shines on Noise, (2004) “…invites comparison’s to John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces….an entertaining and memorable Southern picaresque” (Charlotte Observer). Matt grew up in Brunswick, earned a MFA from the University of Oregon, and now lives in western Wisconsin where he teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Reservations are recommended.

Earlier Event: June 10
Later Event: June 17