Visiting writer speaks at KBC

Award winning fiction writer Alan Heathcock will read from his work and hold a craft talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday as part of Kachemak Bay Campus’ annual visiting writers’ series. He is the author of “VOLT,” a collection of stories named a 2011 best book by numerous magazines and newspapers as well a New York Times Editors’ Choice. His fiction has been published in many of America’s top magazines and journals, including GQ, Publishers Weekly, Salon, the Chicago Tribune and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Heathcock has won a Whiting Award, the GLCA New Writers Award, a National Magazine Award, and has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is currently a literature fellow for the state of Idaho. A native of Chicago, he teaches fiction writing at Boise State University.

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