Nationally known author to visit IU East for public reading

March 13th, 2008

Award winning author Christopher Coake will visit Indiana University East on Wednesday, March 26 for a reading at 7 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall. A reception and book signing will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

Coake is the author of We’re in Trouble (Harcourt, 2005), a collection of short stories centered in the Midwest. The stories have appeared in journals such as Five Points, Epoch, Gettysburg Review and The Southern Review.

A Hoosier native, Coake received his MFA from Ohio State University and his MA from Miami University Oxford, Ohio. In 2006, he was awarded the Robert Bingham Fellowship for best debut fiction from PEN American Center. The following year, his work was included in Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists 2.

Coake is an assistant professor of English and teaches writing at the University of Nevada—Reno. His writing continues to be inspired by the people and landscapes from his Midwestern roots.

The event is sponsored by Mindful Explorations and the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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