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Banners Presents Author Pam Houston

Banners Presents Author Pam Houston

Author Pam Houston(March 26, 2014) Author Pam Houston will give a free reading from her works at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in Ralph Squires Recital Hall of the Shearman Fine Arts Center as part of McNeese State University's 2014 Banners Cultural Season. The reading is part of the Ada Vincent Visiting Writer Series sponsored by the McNeese Master of Fine Arts Program.
           
Houston received her bachelor's degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and her master's degree from the University of Utah. She has published a wide variety of works, including two collections of linked short stories, "Cowboys Are My Weakness" and "Waltzing the Cat," two novels, "Sight Hound" and "Contents May Have Shifted," and a collection of essays titled, "A Little More About Me," which were all published by W.W. Norton.
           
Her stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Awards and the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories of the Century anthology. She has been the recipient of several honors and awards for her work, including the Western States Book Award, WILLA Literary Award for Contemporary Fiction and the Evil Companions Literary Award.
           
Houston is currently the director of the creative writing program at the University of California, Davis, and she also teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University.
           
For more information, call the Banners office at 475-5123 or visit the website at www.banners.org. 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@mcnees.edu.