Writer's Voice Reading, Tuesday, November 10th, 7:30p.m., Colusa 100B
Author of the novel, Ring of Fire, George Keithley has published fiction in TriQuarterly, North American Review, Sewanee Review, Colorado Review, Quiddity, and other publications, earning the Raymond Carver Short Story Award, and Pushcart Prize nominations. His award-winning epic The Donner Party, a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, has been adapted as a stage play and an opera. Poetry and essays appearing in the New York Times, Harper's, Agni, and American Poetry Review, have earned the Pushcart Prize and Di Castagnola Award. He is a long-time member of the Academy of American Poets, with poems appearing in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and England, and in translation in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Serbia, and Macedonia. He has been a visiting writer in Russia, traced the Emigrant Trail from Illinois to California, and sailed with marine biologists monitoring the migration of Pacific grey whales down the ocean coast of the Baja peninsula to the Sea of Cortez. He lives in Chico, California, with his wife, Carol.