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My Town EGR: Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series to include author Peter Ho Davies
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My Town EGR: Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series to include author Peter Ho Davies

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - On March 18, the Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series presents fiction writer Peter Ho Davies. He is the author of “The Welsh Girl” (2007) and the story collections “The Ugliest House in the World” (1997) and “Equal Love” (2000). 

  • WHAT: Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series presents: Peter Ho Davies
  • WHEN:  Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Aquinas College’s Wege Ballroom; 1607 Robinson Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • COST: Free and open to the public

Peter Ho Davies’ short fiction has been widely anthologized, including selections for “Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards 1998” and “Best American Short Stories” 1995, 1996 and 2001. His work has appeared in Harpers, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, the Guardian, Independent, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune, among others.

Davies has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He received the PEN/Malamud award in 2008.

Born in Britain to Welsh and Chinese parents, Davies has taught at the University of Oregon and Emory University and is now on the faculty of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

About the Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series: Founded in 1997 by Dr. Tony and Linda Nemec Foster, the Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series has brought writers from around the world to West Michigan, allowing Grand Rapids to meet some of the best writers working in the English language today. The Series is coordinated by a committee of Aquinas College staff, faculty and alumni. aquinas.edu/cw

About Aquinas College: Aquinas is a Catholic Liberal Arts College founded in 1886 by the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids. The wooded, 117-acre campus is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With over 2,300 students and 60 academic programs, Aquinas College is an inclusive educational community that emphasizes career preparation, leadership, service to others and lifelong learning. aquinas.edu

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