Faculty Speaker: Fiction Reading by Murray Farish Nov. 6

| November 5, 2014


The Webster University English Department and the Faculty Speakers Committee invite the Webster community to a fiction reading by Murray Farish on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 1:30 p.m. in Pearson House (Room 2).

About Murray Farish

Farish teaches writing and literature at Webster University. His stories have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Epoch, The Missouri Review and The Normal School, among other publications.

His writing is very descriptive and interesting, whether he turns his attention to “the beautiful, the hard-drinking, the theologically vigorous Molly” (Charlie’s Pagoda), or writes about the unraveling life of a part-time political-campaign worker (Lubbock Is Not a Place of the Spirit). Farish would have us see that the most inappropriate behavior of all is tuning out, rolling over, and giving in to the despair that seems intent on filling even the smallest human spaces where meaning once could be found.

“Nobody writes better than Farish about the particular anxieties of our time in history.” -Elizabeth McCracke, veteran fictioneer.

This event is sponsored by the English Department and the Faculty Speakers Committee. For more information, call 314-968-7170.

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