Novelist Rita Ciresi to read at WFU

Novelist Rita Ciresi, one of this year’s featured novelists in the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series at Wake Forest University, will read Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in DeTamble Auditorium in Tribble Hall. A reception and booksigning will follow the reading.

Ciresi is the author of three novels, “Remind Me Again Why I Married You,” “Pink Slip” and “Blue Italian” and two collections of short fiction, “Sometimes I Dream in Italian” and “Mother Rocket,” the latter of which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Ciresi also won the Pirate Alley Faulkner Prize. She teaches creative writing, contemporary literature and ethnic literature at the University of South Florida.

The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, contact John McNally at or at 336-758-3366.

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