Patricia Henley, the Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence at Randolph this fall, will read from her latest work as part of the College’s Visiting Writers Series this Wednesday, October 9, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room of Smith Memorial Building. The program is free and open to the public.
Henley’s first novel, Hummingbird House, was a finalist for the 1999 National Book Award and The New Yorker Best Fiction Book Award. She has also written two books of poetry, Learning to Die and Back Roads, as well as four story collections: Friday Night at Silver Star, which won the 1985 Montana Arts Council First Book Award; The Secret of Cartwheels; Worship of the Common Heart: New and Selected Stories; and Other Heartbreaks. Henley’s stories have been published in such magazines as The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and Northwest Review, and anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize anthology.
For 27 years Henley taught in the M.F.A. program in creative writing at Purdue University. She lives in Frostburg, Maryland. Read more about Henley and her amazing career in The News & Advance.