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Writer Michael Knight to Present Loeb Lecture

Huntingdon College

News Release

October 1, 2018

For more information, contact: Su Ofe, (334) 833-4515;

Writer Michael Knight to Present Loeb Lecture

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College will welcome acclaimed author Michael Knight to speak for the College’s Jimmy Loeb Southern Writers Series, Thursday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m. in Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building. The event is free and open to the public. Knight will read from his latest collection of short stories, “Eveningland,” and comment on the stories and the process of writing. A book-signing will follow the event.

Michael Knight is the author of the novels “The Typist” and “Divining Rod,” the short story collections “Dogfight and Other Stories,” “Goodnight, Nobody,” and “Eveningland,” and the book of novellas “The Holiday Season.” “The Typist” (2010) was listed as a Best Book of the Year by several publications, including the Huffington Post and Kansas City Star. “Eveningland” (2017) has been selected as an Editor’s Choice Pick by The New York Times and awarded the Truman Capote Prize for Short Fiction. His short stories have appeared in magazines and journals like The New Yorker, Oxford American, Paris Review, Ploughshares, The Sewanee Review, The Saturday Evening Post, The Southern Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review, and have been anthologized in “Best American Mystery Stories” and “New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best.” Knight is the recipient of a special citation from the PEN/Hemingway Foundation and the Fellowship of Southern Writers’ Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction.

Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Knight teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee and lives in Knoxville with his family.

Knight will spend the day on the Huntingdon campus, teaching two classes, delivering a colloquy on the process of writing, and meeting with students who are aspiring writers. The Jimmy Loeb Southern Writers Series is part of Huntingdon’s Cultural Events Series, sponsored by Baptist Health.

Huntingdon College has been named a top 6 regional Best Value and top 11 regional college in the South by U.S. News and World Report; among a list of Colleges that Change Lives, by Washington Monthly; among the Best Colleges in Alabama and the Best Small Colleges in America by College Consensus; and among the Best Colleges: Region by Region (South) by the Princeton Review. Through the Huntingdon Plan, full-time day students are provided a laptop computer, books and information resources, active learning experiences, and senior-year travel-study opportunities—all within regular tuition and fees.
Huntingdon’s Evening Studies program offers degree completion programs at 10 locations across the state. Huntingdon College continues a legacy of faith, wisdom, and service through a liberal arts academic tradition grounded in the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United Methodist Church.

Suellen (Su) Ofe
Vice President
for Marketing and Communications
Huntingdon College
1500 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106
(334) 833-4515; Cell (334) 324-6591

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