Butler University’s Visiting Writers Series: Lorrie Moore

Butler University adds yet another literary master to the slate of speakers as part of its Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series when novelist Lorrie Moore comes to Indianapolis on Monday, November 1, 2010. Lorrie Moore, who is most well known for her darkly humorous short stories and pithy one liners, will be speaking at 7:30 at the Atherton Union Reilly Room at Butler University in downtown Indianapolis. Whether or not you’ve read any of Lorrie Moore’s award winning works, her appearance at Butler University should be an entertaining, enlightening affair for all involved.

New York Times video interview with Lorrie Moore; Lorrie Moore will be speaking at the Butler University Visiting Writers Series in Indianapolis

Lorrie Moore began her career with a short story she submitted to glitter girl fashion magazine Seventeen at age 19, a story that won the magazine’s fiction contest. Much later, she earned her MFA in fiction from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; her master’s thesis was a collection of short fiction that was later published as Self-Help. Her short fiction has been featured in two editions of the prestigious Best American Short Stories collection, and she won an O. Henry Award for “People Like That Are the Only People Here,” a story that earlier appeared in the The New Yorker and in her New York Times Bestseller short story collection, Birds of America.

Video of Lorrie Moore speaking at Baruch College in New York; Lorrie Moore will be speaking as part of the Butler University Visiting Writers Series in Indianapolis


Lorrie Moore‘s stories focus on issues of health, wellness, and familial ties; she tackles these weighty themes with an active wit and plenty of imagination. Her visit to downtown Indy should be yet another interesting encounter with an accomplished writer at Butler University. Past visitors to Butler’s Visiting Writers Series include Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Junot Diaz, former United States poet laureate Mark Strand, and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Jorie Graham, so Lorrie Moore is in good company.

Head to the Atherton Union Reilly Room on Monday, November 1, 2010 to hear an esteemed master of the short story read and speak at Butler University. As with other Indianapolis events in Butler’s Visiting Writers Series, Lorrie Moore‘s appearance is absolutely free and open to the public, so you have no excuse to stay at home.

Lorrie Moore at the Butler University Visiting Writers Series
Butler University Atherton Union Reilly Room
Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

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4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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