William Woods to Host Short Story Writer

Andrew Geyer, an award-winning writer of short stories, will read from his first book tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 9) at 7 p.m. in Aldridge Lounge at William Woods University.

Geyer grew up on a working cattle ranch in Southwest Texas. His debut short story cycle, “Whispers in Dust and Bone” (Texas Tech UP, 2003) was chosen as one of four finalists for the John Gardner Book Award, and has been nominated for the Steven Turner Award for best first work of fiction by a Texas writer.

Geyer’s short fiction has appeared in South Dakota Review, Southwestern American Literature, Yermassee, Concho River Review, Chiron Review and many others, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He is currently an assistant professor of English at Arkansas Tech University.

The reading is sponsored by the Division of Letters and Sciences and Sigma Tau Delta, the English honorary. It is free and open to the public.