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Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series at Wilkes University Features Novelist Jean McGarry On April 17

Novelist Jean McGarry will be the featured author when the Wilkes University English Department hosts the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series on April 17. The reading will take place at 6 p.m. in the Kirby Hall Salon, 202 S. River St., WilkesBarre. The event is free and open to the public. McGarry will read from her work and discuss her creative process.

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A native Rhode Islander, McGarry’s professional experience includes working as a newspaper reporter and translator. She also has taught writing at the University of Missouri-Columbia and George Washington University. McGarry’s books include Airs of Providence, The Very Rich Hours, The Courage of Girls, Home at Last, Gallagher’s Travels, Dream Date and Ocean State. Her most recent work, No Harm Done, was published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2017. McGarry’s stories appeared in The Yale Review, Southwest Review and The New Yorker, among others.

McGarry was educated at Regis and Radcliffe colleges, the University of CaliforniaIrvine and Johns Hopkins University. She currently teaches writing seminars at Johns Hopkins University.