SCF to Host Writer-in-Residence Jeff Parker

(Bradenton, Fla., January 8, 2014) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) language and literature department, in partnership with the Hermitage Artist Retreat, welcomes author Jeff Parker as a writer-in-residence for a reading open to the public at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, building 800, Selby Room. A question-and-answer session will follow the reading.

Parker, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is author of the novel "Ovenman," and a story collection, "The Taste of Penny." His writing has appeared in "American Short Fiction," "The Best American Nonrequired Reading," Ploughshares," "Tin House" and others. He is co-editor of two anthologies, "Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia" and "Amerika: Russian Writers View the United States."

He is the editor of the DISQUIET imprint of Dzanc Books and co-founder and director of the DISQUIET International Literary Program in Portugal.

Parker has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University.

The event is sponsored by SCF artist-in-residence funding through the SCF Venice provost office and academic affairs. For more information, call Dr. Doug Ford at 941-408-1501 or


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