Acclaimed Author Josie Sigler to Visit Adrian College

ADRIAN, Mich. – Michigan-born Josie Sigler, author of The Galaxie and Other Rides, will visit Adrian College on October 11. A reading and signing begins at 12:00 P.M. in the Baer Auditorium (110 Jones Hall) as part of the College’s Brown Bag Series. Sigler will also meet with a class of Adrian College students later in the afternoon. Attendees to the noon reading are encouraged to bring their lunch to the event. The event is free and open to public.

The Galaxie and Other Rides, a series of twelve short stories set in post-industrial Detroit, is nominated for a Story Prize and a National Book Award. Copies will be available for purchase at the reading.

This event sponsored by the Adrian College English Department, and supported by the Mildred A. Smith Lectureship in Humanities and the Mary A. Merritt Lectureship in English and Poetry. The English Department acknowledges the contribution of Women’s and Gender Studies, the Institute for Creativity, and the History Department for additional support.

About the Author

Josie Sigler won the seventh annual Tartt First Fiction Award with the collection THE GALAXIE AND OTHER RIDES, published by Livingston Press in 2012. Born Downriver Detroit, Sigler grew up in the Midwest. Her work has appeared in journals such as Water~Stone, Hunger Mountain, Silk Road, and Roanoke Review. Her chapbook, Calamity, was published by Proem Press. Her book of poems, LIVING MUST BURY, winner of the 2010 Motherwell Prize, was published by Fence Books. She recently completed a Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Residency, affording a writer the opportunity to live on a remote homestead on the Rogue River in southern Oregon. She currently resides at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, where she is working on a novel.