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Banners presents reading by Richard Bausch

Banners presents reading by Richard Bausch

Richard Bausch, author of 11 novels and eight short stories, will read from his latest works at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in Ralph Squires Recital Hall as part of McNeese State University's Banners Cultural Series. This free event is co-sponsored by McNeese's Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program.

Bausch, an English professor at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., received his Bachelor of Arts degree from George Mason University and his MFA from the University of Iowa. 

Author, Richard BauschAmong his novels are "Rebel Powers," "Good Evening Mr. & Mrs. America, and All the Ships at Sea," "The Last Good Time," which was made into a 1995 movie, "Hello to the Cannibals" and "Peace," which won the 2010 Dayton International Literary Peace Prize.

An acknowledged master of the short story form, Bausch's work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Harper's, The New Yorker, Gentleman's Quarterly, Playboy, The Southern Review, New Stories from the South, The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories and The Pushcart Prize Stories and has been widely anthologized, including The Granta Book of the American Short Story and The Vintage Book of the Contemporary American Short Story. 

He has won two National Magazine Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lila-Wallace Reader's Digest Fund Writer's Award, the Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. He is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and editor of The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. 

"If you aren't a fan of Richard Bausch's fiction you should be. . . . One of the joys of reading Bausch is his Faulknerian sense that despite all the sadness, the tsoris, the turmoil of the people in these stories, one feels they will, to borrow a word from the master, endure. . . . This is the work of an excellent writer at the top of his form." --The Washington Times.

For more information, check the Banners Series website at www.banners.org or call the Banners office at 337-475-5123.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.