Wilkes University


English Department Hosts Jean McGarry

The English Department will host Jean McGarry, the final guest of this year's Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series.

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Events include:

Tuesday, April 17

  • 1 to 2:15 p.m. — Literary Salon: British Literature, Kirby Hall 108. (RSVP required.)
  • 6 p.m. — Reading in Kirby Salon. (Free and open to the public.)

Wednesday, April 18

  • 10 to 10:50 a.m.  — Fiction Workshop, Kirby Hall 108 (RSVP required.)

RSVP to Professor Mischelle Anthony at mischelle.anthony@wilkes.edu.

About Jean McGarry

A native Rhode Islander, Jean McGarry was educated at Regis and Radcliffe colleges, the University of California-Irvine and Johns Hopkins University. Her professional experience includes newspaper reporter and translator, though she has primarily taught writing at the University of Missouri-Columbia, George Washington University and now at the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins 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 have also been published in The Yale Review, Southwest Review and The New Yorker, as well as other journals.