POSTPONED: Canisius to Welcome Award-Winning Writer Nick Flynn
BUFFALO, NY ― Canisius College presents award-winning writer Nick Flynn on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. Flynn’s visit to the college is part of its spring 2013 Contemporary Writers Series. He will read from his works followed by an audience question and answer period. Seating is limited. The event, which is free and open to the public, will conclude with a reception and book-signing.
Flynn’s memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award and has been translated into 13 languages. Also published under the title Being Flynn, his memoir was adapted into a movie of the same name, which stars Robert DeNiro. Flynn served as executive producer. Derived from his experiences working in a Boston homeless shelter, the book chronicles Flynn’s complex relationship with his father, whom he met for the first time in his adult life.
Flynn wrote two additional memoirs, The Ticking is the Bomb, which weaves together the interrelated stories of his reaction to the Abu Ghraib scandal and the birth of his first child; and, most recently, The Reenactments. He is also the author of three volumes of poetry: Blind Huber, Some Ether, winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award; and The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands. Currently he is professor of English at the University of Houston.
The Contemporary Writers Series was developed by Mick Cochrane, PhD, professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius. Founded with a grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation and continued through the Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professorship Program, the writer series is generously supported by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Hassett and Scoma Endowments, and with the cooperation of The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Just Buffalo Literary Center, Western New York Writing Project, and Talking Leaves Books.
For more information on the Contemporary Writers Series, contact Cochrane at 716-888-2662.
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