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By Bryan Jackson ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Devin Murphy, a 2002 St. Bonaventure graduate, will present a reading as the final installment of the 2012 Writers Series at St. Bonaventure University.
Murphy’s reading will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Walsh Science Center amphitheater. The event is free and open to the public.
After graduating from St. Bonaventure, Murphy earned a master’s degree from Colorado State University and his Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Murphy’s stories have appeared in The Missouri Review, South Dakota Review and The Greensboro Review. His work has earned him numerous awards and accolades, including an honorable mention in The Atlantic’s Student Writing Contest and a third-place selection in Glimmer Train Press, Inc.’s Short Story Contest for New Writers.
Murphy is the fourth writer to visit campus for the 2012 Writers Series, organized by the Department of English and funded by the Good Ideas Grants initiated by the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. The series previously hosted poet, editor and ecocritic, Jonathan Skinner; poet, short-story writer and editor, Peter Makuck; and poet, essayist and teacher, Gregory Betts.
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