Ashland University English Department Sets Spring Reading Series

Ashland University English Department Sets Spring Reading Series

3/4/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University English Department has set its Spring 2013 Reading Series that will feature a fiction reading by Bill Roorbach on March 25 and a nonfiction reading by Diana Hume George on April 15.

The readings will take place in Room 138 of the Dwight Schar College of Education and are free and open to the public. The readings will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by refreshments at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Kari Repuyan at 419.289.5110 or at


Roorbach is the author of eight books, including the Flannery O'Connor Prize and O. Henry Prize winner “Big Bend.” He has taught at the University of Maine at Farmington, Colby College and Ohio State University. He now denotes his time to writing full time. His other books include “Into Woods,” “Temple Stream” and “Life Among Giants.”


George is on the faculty of Goucher College's low residency MFA program in Nonfiction and professor of English Emerita at Penn State at Erie. Her personal essays and interviews have appeared in River Teeth, Creative Nonfiction, Best American Essays and Missouri Review.  She is the author of “The Lonely Other,” “The Family Track,” “A Genesis” and “Phantom Breast.”

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.