Award-winning author Dr. Amina Gautier at Rock Valley Sept. 25

Dr. Amina Gautier
Dr. Amina Gautier

Staff Report

The Rock Valley College (RVC) Department of Composition and Literature will welcome award-winning author Dr. Amina Gautier for the 2014 Visiting Writer Series.

Dr. Gautier will lecture from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in the RVC Student Center Atrium (on RVC’s main campus, 3301 N. Mulford Road). The lecture will be immediately followed by a Q & A session and book signing.

Dr. Gautier is the winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction for her short story collection At-Risk. Gautier is the second African-American writer to win this award in its 30-year history. She is also the winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction for her short-story collection Now We Will Be Happy.

This event is free and open to all.

Contact Jennifer Roloff Welch at (815) 921-3323 for more details.

Posted Sept. 24, 2014

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