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Author Michael W. Cox to Hold Reading

Author Michael W. Cox to Hold Reading

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Michael W. Cox, associate professor of writing at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, will hold a reading at 7 p.m., Thursday, November 21 in room 131 Blackington Hall on Pitt-Johnstown’s campus. He will read from his recently published collection of short stories, Against the Hidden River, published by MAMMOTH books.

Cox has published short fiction in such literary journals as Cimarron Review, Columbia, Other Voices, Salt Hill, and ACM.  His stories have won a Northern Lights Fiction Prize from Passages North and been a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award, the Spokane Prize, and the Ohio State University Press Prize. His nonfiction has appeared in River Teeth, New Letters, Kestrel, the New York Times Magazine, and Best American Essays.

Cox is the final reader in the 2013 Fall Reading Series sponsored by the Pitt-Johnstown Humanities Division. The series is free and open to the public.

For additional information on the reading series, contact Dr. Eric Schwerer, Pitt-Johnstown, at 814-269-7138 or

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 the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” by AC Online as one of the “Highest ROI Colleges in Pennsylvania,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization." Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past three years.

Posted by Natalie Bombatch on 11/11/2013 9:40:00 AM