MacArthur “genius” Stuart Dybek and critically acclaimed master of the short story, will present “Loyola in Fiction”. He will read a few passages from a few of his short stories, “Seiche” and “Lunch at the Loyola Arms” and talk about the sense of place and the role of autobiography in fiction. Q & A and reception will follow.Dybek’s work is heavily influence by his experiences growing up in Little Village-Pilsen, a diverse immigrant neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune described his works as “Spellbinding stories that are, by turns, hilarious, stunning and tragic, but always deeply moving, genuine and compassionate.”Mr. Dybek received a bachelor degree and later a M.A. in literature from Loyola University Chicago and a M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. He currently teaches at Northwestern University after more than 30 years teaching at Western Michigan University, where he remains an Adjunct Professor of English and a member of the permanent faculty of the renowned Prague Summer Program.
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