John McManus at Writers in the Library, Jan. 28

John McManus, visiting writer in the UT Creative Writing Program this spring, will read at Writers in the Library, Monday, January 28, 7 pm, in the Hodges Library auditorium.

John McManus is the author of a novel, Bitter Milk, and two collections of short fiction, Born on a Train and Stop Breakin Down, which made him, at 22, the youngest ever recipient of the Whiting Award. His stories have appeared in places like Oxford American, Tin House and Ploughshares. He was born and raised in Blount County and currently teaches in the MFA Program at Goddard College.

The Writers in the Library series is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Creative Writing Program of the UT English Department. For further information, please contact Jo Anne Deeken, head of technical services, UT Libraries, at 974-6905 or, or R.B. Morris, Jack E. Reese writer in residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or