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McNeese Banners Presents author John Griswold

McNeese Banners Presents author John Griswold

John Griswold photo(March 12, 2014) John Griswold, assistant professor of English and fiction coordinator for the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program at McNeese State University, will be giving a reading from his works at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in Ralph Squires Recital Hall of the Shearman Fine Arts Center. This event is part of the 2014 Banners Cultural Season and is co-presented by the McNeese MFA program.  
           
He will be reading from his latest book, "Pirates You Don't Know, and Other Adventures in the Examined Life," a collection of essays from the University of Georgia Press. Griswold is also the author of several other published works, including "A Democracy of Ghosts" and "Herrin: The Brief History of an Infamous City." His stories, poems and essays have appeared in a number of literary journals and magazines.
           
His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, listed as notable in "The Best American Nonrequired Reading" and was included in "The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 3" of W.W. Norton Anthology.
           
He currently teaches fiction and creative writing courses at McNeese and is editor of The McNeese Review. He received his bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University and his MFA from the University of Miami.
           
Banners memberships start at $80 for the season. Tickets to individual performances will be available at the door at $20 for adults, $5 for students and free to McNeese and Sowela students with IDs. Lectures are open free to the public. Banners is supported by memberships, corporate sponsors and grants. For more information about the program, becoming a member or tickets, visit the Banners 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@mcnees.edu.