On Friday, Nov. 8, Curtis Smith, whose stories have appeared in more than 75 literary journals, will give a talk at Arcadia University. Setting up his talk with a short reading in fiction and nonfiction, he’ll talk about his experience writing in both forms. The talk will offer insights into craft (the importance of opening paragraphs) and also into the joys of the writing life. Smith’s presentation is sponsored by Arcadia University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program and the Philadelphia Writers Conference Free Forum program.
The lecture takes place in the Dining Complex 107 Amphitheater beginning at 7 p.m.
Curtis Smith has been cited by The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Spiritual Writing, and The Best American Mystery Stories. He is the author of five story collections, three novels, and an essay collection. His most recent book is Beasts and Men, a story collection from Press 53. His next book will be Lovepain, a novel from Aqueous Books.