Noted author Stuart Dybek visits the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle this April.
Dybek is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Northwestern University where he teaches at the School of Professional Studies. He has written The Coast of Chicago, Paper Lantern: Love Stories, Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories, I Sailed with Magellan, Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, Brass Knuckles, Streets in their own ink, The Baby can Sing and Other Stories.
Stuart Dybek Reading
Katherine Anne Porter
508 Center Street, Kyle TX 78640
Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:30pm.
Listen to this 3 minute 13 second review of Dybek’s book, Paper Lantern Love Stories, on NPR.
Dybek was raised in Chicago’s Little Village and Pilsen Neighborhoods. His works are often set in the working-class Slavic and Mexican neighborhoods of Chicago.
Here is a taste of Dybek.
First, his story, “Vigil”, published in the The Atlantic.
And I watched and waited too. My empty stocking dangled above the space heater from a clothesline shimmering with silver icicles. The colors of the bubble lights on our tree boiled across the steamy windowpanes, while outside, a snowfall that seemed conjured up by my father’s spirited reading of “The Night Before Christmas” settled on a deserted 18th Street.
Also, listen to Dybek read his poem, “The Supplicant”.
Dybek has won Whiting Awards, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation, the PEN/Malamud Prize, a Lannan Award, and several O.Henry Prizes.
The visiting writers series is sponsored by Texas State University’s Department of English, the Lindsey Literary Series, the Burdine Johnson Foundation, and the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center.