INA - Award-winning writer Geoff Schmidt will read at Rend Lake College tomorrow, Oct. 17, as part of the college's fall cultural events lineup.
Schmidt has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Fiction) and specializes in Creative Writing, Contemporary Fiction, Twentieth-Century American Fiction, and Popular Literature including Graphic Novels. He is the Co-Editor of Sou'wester.
His publications include Write Your Heart Out: Advice from the Moon Winx Motel (Smallmouth Press, 2000); published stories, poems, and essays in fiction appearing in The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Massachusetts Review, Agni, Other Voices, The Chicago Tribune Sunday Book Review, Esquire, Fiction, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Literary Award from the Illinois Arts Council and he has been nominated for five Pushcart Awards.
Schmidt's reading will take place at noon Friday, Oct. 17, in the Culinary Arts Private Dining Room located inside the Student Center on RLC's main campus in Ina.
This reading is sponsored by the Rend Lake College Liberal Arts Cultural Committee and refreshments will be provided by the Rend Lake College Creative Writing Club.