LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - As part of Lock Haven University’s UpWrite and Pennsylvania Authors Reading series, fiction writer Bathsheba Monk will read selections from “Nude Walker,” a new novel from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This free public event will take place on Thursday, March 31, at 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Parsons Union Building.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Set in a small Pennsylvania town, “Nude Walker” explores the topics of industry and the environment alongside issues of love, immigration, and the military. During her appearance at LHU, Monk will read selections that deal with the effects of industry on the environment.
Monk’s acclaimed “Now You See It: Stories from Cokesville” is a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year. The collection interweaves 17 stories of a Pennsylvania coal and steel town and its Polish-American inhabitants.
Monk is currently working on a musical with Mike Krisukas of Zen for Primate, and the musical is about the Marcellus Shale.
Both “Nude Walker and “Now You See It: Stories from Cokesville” will be available for purchase and signing.
The reading is sponsored by English and the Women’s Studies Program.
For more information, please see http://www.lhup.edu/English/ and http://www.bathshebamonk.com/
While at LHU, the author also will be visiting classes and meeting with Women’s Studies students and faculty.