Two Authors to Speak on Campus March 26

Posted on March 16th, 2012 by

Alethea Black

Fiction writers Alethea Black and John Jodzio will read portions of their respective books from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 26 in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center at Gustavus Adolphus College as part of the Bards in the Arb series.

Black was born in Boston and is a 1991 Harvard graduate. Her debut collection of short stories, I Knew You’d Be Lovely, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and an Book of the Week. Black currently resides in Dutchess County, New York.

John Jodzio

Minneapolis-based author Jodzio was a past recipient of the Loft-McKnight Fellowship, an honor presented to Minnesota writers. Jodzio is also the winner of a Minnesota Magazine fiction prize, the Opium 500 Word Memoir competition, and the Opium Fiction Prize. He recently published two short story collections, If You Lived Here, You’d Already Be Home, and Get In If You Want To Live.

This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Gustavus English Department and Writing Center. For further information please contact Visiting Assistant Professor Eric Vrooman at or 507-933-6025.


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