By: NICOLE HASSINGER
On Wednesday, Oct. 7 and again on Thursday, Oct. 8, the editor, contributors and two professors from Notre Dame will be reading from the publication “Winesburg, Indiana” for the public. “Winesburg, Indiana” is a collection of fiction stories. The event will be a celebration of the publication.
The first opportunity to attend the reading will take place at the Notre Dame Hammes Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The second reading will be at 7:30 p.m. at IUSB on the third floor bridge of Weikamp Hall on Thursday. The readings are expected to end between 8:30 and 9 p.m.
Michael Martone, the editor of the publication, Valerie Sayers and Joyelle McSweeney, both creative writing professors at Notre Dame, and Kelcey Ervick, an associate professor in English at IUSB, will be reading at the event.
According to Ervick, The readings will cover themes such as loneliness and the feeling of being trapped inside of a town. The characters in the readings are people that live in town.
“The readings are a great opportunity to create community on campus, to celebrate the literary arts in the larger community, and to give students a chance to interact with published authors,” Ervick said in an email.
Both events are free and open to the public. Cookies and water will be available for those who attend. Copies of “Winesburg, Indiana” will be available for sale, most of them costing $15.