Short story writer to give reading

Friday October 19 2012


Anne PanningAnne Panning, Fall Thornton Reader, will read from her work Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall. A reception and book signing will follow. 

Panning’s short story collection, Super America, won the 2006 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and was a New York Times Editor's Choice.

She has also published a book of short stories, The Price of Eggs, as well as short fiction and nonfiction in places such as Beloit Fiction Journal, Bellingham Review, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, The Florida Review, Passages North, Black Warrior Review, The Greensboro Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Kalliope, Quarterly West, The Kenyon Review, The Laurel Review, Five Points, The Hawaii Review, Cimarron Review, West Branch and Brevity.

Four of her essays have received notable citations in The Best American Essays series. Her novel, Butter, is to be published this month by Switchgrass Books. She is currently at work on a memoir, Dragonfly Notes: A Memoir of Motherhood and Loss. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and two children, and teaches creative writing at SUNY-Brockport.

The reading is sponsored by the Richard H. Thornton Endowment in English and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 434.544.8820.