Big Dog Reading Series presents award-winning fiction writer

BLOOMSBURG— Award-winning fiction writer Danielle Evans will be reading for the Bloomsburg University Big Dog Reading Series on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Assembly Room of Monty’s on the upper campus. The program is free and open to the public.

Evans is a graduate from Columbia University and the Iowa Writers Workshop. She received the National Book Foundation's “5 under 35” Award and a PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize in 2011 for her first book and short story collection “Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self.” In her work and speaking engagements, she explores racial identity in a post-civil rights America.

Her stories have appeared in literary magazines such as The Paris Review and A Public Space. They have also appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2008 and The Best American Short Stories 2010. Additionally, she teaches in the master of fine arts program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Big Dog Reading Series hosts regionally and nationally known poets and writers to college campuses. The Bloomsburg University College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English is sponsoring the event. 

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.