An award-winning author and West Virginia University alumna will read some of her works at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in Elizabeth Moore Hall.

The reading by Ann Pancake is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

Pancake won the 2000 Bakeless Prize for her short story collection,”Given Ground.”Her work has appeared in such literary journals as Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Antietam Review and International Quarterly.

She teaches at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, and previously taught in Japan, American Samoa and Thailand.

Pancake grew up in Romney and graduated from WVU in 1985 with a bachelors degree in English. She earned a masters degree from the University of North Carolina and a doctorate from the University of Washington, both in English.

The WVU Writing Project and Center for Writing Excellence are sponsoring the reading.