Story writer and University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg assistant professor of English, Gary Lutz, will read from his book Stories in the Worst Way (Calimari Press 2009), at 6 p.m. Monday, October 5, at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Living/Learning Center University Room. Mr. Lutz is the second reader in a series being held on the Pitt-Johnstown campus this fall, sponsored by the Program in Creative and Professional Writing.
Mr. Lutz earned a BA at Kutztown University and an MA at Ohio University. He also studied privately with controversial editor Gordon Lish. His short stories have been published in The Quarterly, McSweeney’s, StoryQuarterly, and Slate.com.
Kirkus Reviews makes note of his “playful use of language in the service of a grim vision of contemporary life.” The Believer says of Stories in the Worst Way, “This brilliant, thorny book should be a big deal for anyone interested in contemporary American fiction.”
The lecture is free and open to the public.
For additional information on the reading series, contact Dr. Michael W. Cox, Pitt-Johnstown, at 814-269-7159 or email@example.com.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College” (2010), by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College” (2010), and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”