Dec 1st, 2015 @ 10:24 am | Author: Greg Vanney
Larry Woiwode, North Dakota poet laureate, will read from his work and do a book signing on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 4–5 p.m. in Theatre 320 in McFarland Hall on the Valley City State University campus.

The event is open to the public free of charge.

Woiwode’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, Esquire, Harpers, GQ, The New York Times, Paris Review, and Partisan Review, among others. Two dozen of his stories have been published in The New Yorker. His work has been translated into a dozen languages and is included in four volumes of Best American Short Stories.

A Guggenheim Fellow, a Lannan Fellow, and a U.S. State Department Traveling Artist, Woiwode was awarded the Medal of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for “distinction in the art of the short story” in 1995.

Woiwode published two books in 2011, Words Made Fresh and The Invention of Lefse (his first juvenile work); in 2013 he published a book of essays, Words for Readers and Writers. His work most recently appeared in the anthology North Dakota is Everywhere.