The West Virginia University Department of English will host a reading by Karen Osborn on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in 130 Colson Hall.

Award-winning writer Karen Osborn grew up on Grand Island, N.Y., where she lived in a rural area along the banks of the Niagara River. She graduated from Hollins College, an all-women’s college in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and went to graduate school in the Ozarks of Arkansas. Since then she has lived in both the southeast and New England and has taught literature and creative writing at several colleges and universities.

She is the author of two previous novels, “Patchwork,” a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and “Between Earth and Sky.” She lives in Amherst, Mass., with her husband and two daughters.

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



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