Distinguished visiting writer, Melinda Moustakis, will give fiction reading

Attend the next part of the Writing Now/Reading Now series for a reading by WSU’s 2023 distinguished visiting writer, Melinda Moustakis, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6 in the Beren Gallery of the Ulrich Museum of Art. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. Writing Now/Reading Now is cosponsored by the Department of English, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Watermark Books & Café and the Ulrich Museum.

Moustakis’s story collection, “Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories,” is set in the rugged landscape where she was born, and received the Flannery O’Connor Award and a five Under 35 selection by the National Book Foundation. Her forthcoming novel, “Homestead,” has been called a “stunning debut” by Booklist, given a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, and been praised as follows by New York Times bestselling author Jess Walter, “Moustakis’s writing is so good, so precise, so strong, and so deeply felt that it immediately creates a sense of time and place.”