Franklin College plans creative-writing reading series

Franklin College will kick off the school year’s creative-writing reading series this month with a reading by author Deb Olin Unferth, a writer who was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Unferth will read starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Richardson Chapel. She will present readings, hold a question-and-answer session and sign books during the event.

Unferth is the author of four books, including the story collection “Wait Till You See Me Dance” and the memoir “Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War,” which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Her fiction has appeared in Harper’s, The Paris Review, Granta, Vice, Tin House and McSweeney’s. She is the recipient of four Pushcart Prizes and a grant from Creative Capital for Literature.

She is an associate professor at the University of Texas in Austin, and also runs a creative writing certificate program at the John B. Connally Unit, a penitentiary in southern Texas.

The event is free and open to the public.