QU Kicks off 2014-15 “Town and Gown” Series

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Quincy University kicks off the 2014-15 Town and Gown series with “QU Author Night: A Reading of Stories and Open Discussion of Creative Writing” on Thursday, August 21 at 7:00 in room 432 of Francis Hall. The presentation features the creative works of QU faculty member, Dr. Deirdre Fagan and Quincy University alumnus, Casey Francis ’08.

Fagan, Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of Composition, and Francis, Communications & Design Associate at the Center for Rural Affairs and former adjunct of Composition at QU, will read from their original creative work and field questions regarding the writing and publishing process. Fagan will read stories from her collection titled The Grief Eater and Other Stories. Fagan’s collection portrays the lives of individuals confronting grief in various situations. Francis will read stories from his collection Between Field and Fallow, which is under contract for publication. Francis’ stories pivot off themes relating to contemporary rural life.

The Town and Gown Reading and Lecture Series is designed to engage the community and university in intellectual discussion.  Sponsored by Division of Humanities, the Town and Gown series welcomes visiting experts and members of the Quincy faculty, administration, and student body, to share results of scholarship on a wide variety of topics.  For more information, please contact Dr. J.K. Miles at 217-222-8020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University office of communications by calling (217) 228-5275.