Creative writing teacher Jacinda Townsend will present to Southern Illinois Writers Guild on Thursday, August 21, in the Terrace Dining Room Annex at John A. Logan College at 7 p.m.
A graduate of both Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Fulbright fellow to Cote d‘Ivoire, Townsend is a well-published and award-winning writer as well as an assistant professor in the Southern Illinois University Carbondale English Department.
Among the awards her writing has achieved are the 2003-04 Carol Houck Smith fiction fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing and a 2002 Hurtson Wright Award finalist. Her work has been anthologized in O Henry Festival Stories 2000 and Telling Stories Fiction by Kentucky Feminists.
In addition to publishing two stories in the popular Chicken Soup series, Townsend has published in numerous literary magazines, such as African Voices, Carve Magazine, The Maryland Review, Moon City Review, Obsidian II, Passages North, Phoebe, Struggle, and Xavier Review
The public is inivited to all SIWG meetings as well as to their twice monthly prose and poetry readings at Latta Java Coffee Shop at 412 North Market in Marion. . SIWG sponsors the open mike readings, and Terance Henry hosts every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.or whenever people want to drop by those evenings.
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