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Waldorf College Writers Series to host Tricia Currans-Sheehan

Waldorf College
Waldorf College’s Distinguished Visiting Writer Series welcomes Tricia Currans-Sheehan on Monday, October 7, for a public reading from her book The River Road: A Novel in Linked Stories

“Tricia’s prize-winning collection The River Road, should appeal particularly to people here in the Forest City area, since it follows an Iowa farm girl trying to make sense of life as her mother deserts her and her father struggles along,” said Tim Bascom, Waldorf’s director of creative writing. “It’s a book that captures the surprising, even unsettling complexities of rural life in Midwestern America.”

Currans-Sheehan’s work has appeared in many literary journals, including Connecticut Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Puerto del Sol, and Fiction, among others.

A professor of English and writing at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, she was the founding editor of the Briar Cliff Review, now in its 26th year of publication. The literary journal features poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from emerging and established writers and has received numerous awards.

Currans-Sheehan is a prize-winning writer. Her novel The Egg Lady and Other Neighbors won the Headwaters Literary Competition awarded by New Rivers Press, and she has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes, which honor the best poetry, short fiction, and essays published in small presses annually.

Community members are welcome to attend the public reading of The River Road in the Small Pit classroom just off the Waldorf College Atrium at 6 p.m. There is no cost to attend.

Those interested in learning more about Currans-Sheehan’s editorial work with the Briar Cliff Review can attend a free talk at 3 p.m. in Room 201 of the Luise V. Hanson Library.

For a full listing of upcoming Waldorf events, see the campus calendar.