Nina S. McConigley Reading

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Presents… Nina S. McConigley

Thursday, April 7 | 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Hefter Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive

NINA McCONIGLEY is the author of the story collection Cowboys and East Indians, which was the winner of the 2014 PEN Open Book Award and a High Plains Book Award. She was born in Singapore and grew up in Wyoming. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, where she was an Inprint Brown Foundation Fellow, and an MA in English from the University of Wyoming. McConigley is the winner of a Barthelme Memorial Fellowship in Non-Fiction and served as the Non-Fiction Editor of Gulf Coast. Her play, Owen Wister Considered was one of five plays produced in 2005 for the Edward Albee New Playwrights Festival. McConigley’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Orion, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Salon, American Short Fiction, Memorious, Slice Magazine, Asian American Literary Review, Puerto del Sol, and Forklift, Ohio. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was the 2010 recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council’s Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Award. She currently serves on the board of the Wyoming Arts Council and teaches at the University of Wyoming and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

This event is sponsored by the English Department’s General Fund, The Vilas Trust, UWM Year of the Humanities, and The Center for Celtic Studies.

Free and open to the public.
Books will be available for purchase.

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