Creative Writing Alumna to Read from New Novel on November 4

Lori Rader Day

CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–October 30, 2014.  Local author Lori Rader-Day, a 2009 graduate of the Creative Writing Program at Roosevelt University, will read from her new novel The Black Hour at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 in Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

The winner of the 2010 Good Housekeeping Magazine fiction contest and active today in Chicago and the Midwest as a crime writer, Rader-Day will discuss her work on The Black Hour, a new mystery that has been positively reviewed by Publishers Weekly and Booklist, among others.

Published in July by Seventh Street Books, the book has been called a “riveting, ingenious first novel” by award-winning writer and author Scott Blackwood.  New York Times-bestselling author Julie Hyzy wrote that “The Black Hour kept pulling me back for just one more page, one more chapter.”

“We are proud of the success that Lori Rader-Day has had since receiving a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree from Roosevelt and we welcome her back to the University for an event that will be an important milestone for the Creative Writing Program and an inspiration for our students,” said Christian Tebordo, director of the Creative Writing Program at Roosevelt University.

Rader-Day’s fiction has appeared in TimeOut Chicago, Crab Orchard Review and Ellery Queen Magazine. An Indiana native and a Ball State University journalism graduate, Rader-Day has credited the University’s Creative Writing Program with providing her with tools and encouragement to write, but also to successfully market her work.

“Roosevelt’s Creative Writing Program changed my life. It gave me the focus I needed to do my writing, and I’m thankful to the program and my professors for preparing me for the writing life,” said Rader-Day, who is one of the program’s success stories.
The Roosevelt creative writing graduate currently is at work on her second mystery novel, Little Pretty Things, which is slated for publication in the summer of 2015.

Co-sponsored by the University’s literary magazine Oyez Review and the Department of Literature and Language at Roosevelt University, the reading is free and open to the public and is part of the Creative Writing Program’s continuing Fall Reading Series. For more information, contact Tebordo at [email protected].