Recognized Writer Rebecca Curtis to Read at Roosevelt University on Feb. 23

Rebecca Curtis

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)–February 18, 2015.  Rebecca Curtis, author of Twenty Grand and Other Tales of Love and Money, will read and discuss her work at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23 in Room 700 of Roosevelt University’s Gage Building, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

The reading is free and open to the public, and is part of the Roosevelt University Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program’s Spring Reading Series.

Published by HarperCollins in 2007, Curtis’s debut short-story collection was named as a Notable Book of 2007 by the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle and as a Best Book of 2007 by the Los Angeles Times.  It also was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for Best First Fiction.

Curtis’s fiction and essays also have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, The O’Henry Prize Stories, McSweeney’s, N+1, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation award and a Saltonstall Grant. She lives in Brooklyn.

Time Out New York called Curtis “a writer who astonishes with her versatility of styles and techniques.”

The reading is presented by the MFA in Creative Writing Program, the University’s literary magazine Oyez Review and the Department of Literature and Languages at Roosevelt University. A reception with refreshments begins at 4:30 p.m. and the reading begins at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact [email protected] or 312-341-2417.