Nick Flynn Finishes Fall 2009 Visiting Writers Series at Butler University

Butler University’s Fall 2009 Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series comes to a close this week with Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. This Indianapolis event, on Wednesday, November 11, is FREE and open to all Indianapolis people. The evening begins at 7:30 pm and will be held in the Eidson Duckwall Recital Hall on Butler University’s campus.

Nick Flynn’s memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City earned him the PEN/Martha Albrand Award and was shortlisted for France’s Priz Femina. It has been translated into thirteen languages and read by people all over the world. In addition, Flynn is the author of two books of poetry titled, Some Ether and Blind Huber. For these he was the proud recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress, and other organizations.

You may have heard or seen Nick Flynn’s writing in various places such as The New Yorker, the Paris Review, on National Public Radio’s “This American Life” (heard in Indianapolis on WFYI) and in The New York Times Book Review. In addition, Flynn won recognition for his involvement as a field poet in the 2006 Academy Award nominated documentary Darwin’s Nightmare. In addition, Nick Flynn keeps himself busy with a one semester per year teaching engagement at the University of Houston.

Hear this critically acclaimed and highly talented writer at Butler University this Wednesday, November 11, as part of the Vivan S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series. As the final visiting writer in the Fall semester, Flynn will prove that Butler University’s English department truly has saved the best for last. For more information about Nick Flynn, visit his website. For more information about this Indianapolis art event, visit Butler University’s website.

The Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village, is located just minutes away from Butler University’s campus. With plenty of Indianapolis restaurants and Indianapolis bars to choose from, making this outing complete is easy. Bring a friend and enjoy the splendor of the last days of Fall in Indy.

Nick Flynn
November 11, 7:30 pm

Butler University
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208