Novelist George Singleton Visits USC Upstate Wednesday, Oct. 1

September 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

Novelist, short story writer and essayist George Singleton will open the 2014-15 Authors@Upstate Visiting Writers Series.

Singleton, an award-winning writer and Guggenheim Fellow, will read from his short story collection, “Between Wrecks,” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 1 in the J M Smith Board Room in the Health Education Complex.

Singleton is a Southern author and was named the John C. Cobb Endowed Chair in the Humanities at Wofford College in 2013. A native of Anaheim, Calif., Singleton grew up in Greenwood and is a 1980 graduate of Furman University. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2009. In 2011 he was awarded the Hillsdale Award for Fiction by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. A former instructor at the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Singleton is the author of “Stray Deorum,” “These People Are Us: Stories,” “The Half-Mammals of Dixie,” “Why Dogs Chase Cars: Tales of a Beleaguered Boyhood,” “Novel,” “Drowning in Gruel,” “Work Shirts for Madmen,” and “Pep Talks, Warnings, and Screeds: Indispensable Wisdom and Cautionary Advice for Writers.”

Singleton’s reading is free and open to the public. A reception with the author will follow and books will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Tom McConnell at (864) 503-5681 or tmcconnell@uscupstate.edu.