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Creative Writing Program to host talk on craft of writing with award-winning novelist Billy Lombardo

Posted: 03/11/2013
Nelson Algren Award winner Billy Lombardo will hold a craft talk titled “Beginnings: Germs, Openings, and Discoveries” at Roosevelt University at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 25 at the Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

Lombardo will address the three beginnings of fiction, and will talk about the joys and dangers that come with the first crush of an idea and staying open to discovery.  He also promises to reveal the best piece of advice that no one ever told him about fiction writing.
 
Born and raised in Chicago’s Bridgeport, and currently a resident of Forest Park, Ill., Lombardo is the author of a number of books, including How to Hold a Woman, The Man with Two Arms, and The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories, as well as Meanwhile, Roxy Mourns, a collection of poetry and prose.

The 2011 recipient of the Nelson Algren Award for Short Story Fiction, Lombard also has won the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction and his collection, The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories, was chosen by the Chicago Tribune as Best Fiction of 2005.

Lombardo’s writing has been published in StoryQuarterly, Cicada, Chicago Sun-Times, Bryant Literary Review, Elysian Fields Quarterly, River Oak Review and many other publications.  He is also the co-founder and managing editor of Polyphony H.S., a student-run international literary magazine for high school writers, educators, and editors.
 
This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Roosevelt University’s Creative Writing Program, it continues the yearlong Gage Gallery Reading Series.

To learn more about Lombardo, visit http://www.billylombardo.com. For more details about the reading series, visit the Creative Writing Program’s blog at http://rumfa.blogspot.com or contact Peggy Shinner at pshinner@roosevelt.edu