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Book Reading at Eastern

Written by Sarah Swann


Christopher_Torockio.jpg-HOLD.jpg            Willimantic, CT - Chris Torockio, associate professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, will read from his books of fiction, "The Soul Hunters," "Floating Holidays" and "The Truth at Daybreak" at 3 p.m. on March 10 in Eastern's Student Center Theatre.  Torockio will also answer questions on how to write fiction stories.    The public is invited.  Admission is free. 

            In 2003 and 2004, Torockio earned the Pushcart Prize Special Mentions, a prestigious award given for literary work such as poetry, short fiction or essays published in small presses over the previous year.  He also has been awarded with grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council and the Vermont Studio Center.  His writings have been published in the Antioch Review, The Gettysburg Review, the Iowa Review, Northwest Review and Denver Quarterly.    

            Torockio, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts.  He also has a doctorate from Western Michigan University.  


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