Writers at Studio 11 reading series features author Paul Hanstedt reading from his new book, “Hong Konged,” on Monday, Dec. 3, at the Studio 11 Gallery.
The reading is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and books will be for sale. Audience members are requested to bring a food or monetary donation for the Rockbridge Area Relief Association.
Hanstedt, professor of English at Roanoke College, is the author of two books. He has written articles, short stories and nonfiction and has been published in “The Chronicle of Higher Education,” “Liberal Education,” “Shenandoah Review,” “Berkeley Fiction Review” and “Kyoto Journal,” to name a few. He has also read eight of his essays on WVTF Public Radio and had a one-act play performed by Theater Roanoke College.
Hanstedt received a Pushcart nomination for nonfiction in 2011, was a 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar in General Education at The Hong Kong Institute of Education and received a 2006-2009 Federal Initiative for Post-Secondary Education Award on Sustainable Faculty Development for Integrative Learning.
He studied at The Ohio State University (Ph.D.), Iowa State University (M.A.) and Luther College (B.A.).
The event will include brief readings by student writers. Shearry Hodges from Buena Vista, Liz Pringle from Rockbridge County and Taylor Ellesse Goodwin from Buena Vista attend Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. Cabell Willis from Richmond and Alyssa Ford from Lancaster, Va., attend Virginia Military Institute. And finally Drew Martin from Richmond attends Washington and Lee University.
Also reading will be Janice Bell, Ted Duke, Josie McElroy and Sharon Mueller representing Sub Terra and Margo Solod from Rockbridge County.
Studio 11 is located at 11 S. Jefferson St. in downtown Lexington. Artist Tim Wilson’s show “Exile of Nature” will be on display at Studio 11 through Dec. 22. The series is coordinated by Mattie Quesenberry Smith of DSLCC and Lesley Wheeler of W&L with help from both schools. This event is sponsored by the Glasgow Endowment at Washington and Lee.