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Writers to Present on Prose, Poetry at next Dixie Forum

March 18, 2015


Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Offering attendees a look inside the world of prose and poetry, Caitlin Horrocks and W. Todd Kaneko will present about the art forms at Dixie State University’s next installment in the “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series.

The presentation is set to take place from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, at the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

In addition to writing the story collection “This Is Not Your City,” Horrocks has had stories appear in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize, The Paris Review and The Atlantic among other journals and anthologies. She has received fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the MacDowell Colony. Horrocks currently teaches at Grand Valley State University as well as in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and is the fiction editor of The Kenyon Review.

The author of “The Dead Wrestler Elegies,” Kaneko and has had his prose and poems appear in Bellingham Review, Los Angeles Review, Barrelhouse, The Normal School, PANK and The Collagist. He has received fellowships from Kundiman and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and lives in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he teaches at Grand Valley State University.

Dixie Forum is a lecture series designed to introduce the St. George community and DSU students, faculty and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. The weekly series will continue Tuesday, March 31, at noon in the Dunford Auditorium, when Ross D. Parke will present the lecture “Fatherhood: Remembering the Past, Imagining the Future.”

For more information on Dixie State University’s Dixie Forum series, please contact DSU Forum Coordinator John Burns at 435-879-4712 or or visit