Stuart Dybek to give reading at WFU

By Pam Barrett
February 28, 2006

Stuart Dybek, award-winning fiction writer and poet, will give a reading at Wake Forest University at 7:30 p.m. March 22. The reading, part of Wake Forest's Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series, will be held in Annenberg Forum in Carswell Hall, Room 111. A reception and booksigning will follow. Admission is free.

Stuart Dybek

A Chicago native, Dybek is considered a master of the short story. His fiction addresses childhood and adolescent life in the immigrant, inner-city neighborhood of his own youth. He is the author of three acclaimed collections of short stories, including "I Sailed With Magellan," and two collections of poetry, including "Streets in Their Own Ink."

Dybek is a four-time recipient of the O. Henry Prize for short stories. He has also received the PEN/Bernard Malamud Prize, the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including volumes of Best American Short Stories and Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, Harper's and The Atlantic.

Dybek lives in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he is a professor of English at Western Michigan University.

For more information, contact John McNally at or at (336) 758-3366.