Center for Creative Writing: Reading by Michael Martone

FSU Center for Creative Writing to Host Reading by Award-Winning Writer

The Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing will host a reading by Michael Martone, whose literary forte is in “false biographies.” The reading will take place Wednesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre, 20 E. Main St., in Frostburg. This event is free and open to the public.

Martone is the author of more than a dozen books, including “Four for a Quarter: Fictions,” a book that blends fact and fiction around the number four, and “The Blue Guide to Indiana,” a fictional guide of the state of Indiana that exaggerates the state’s history in a comical way by adding in landmarks like the Trans-Indiana Mayonnaise Pipeline and stories like the License Plate Insurrection of 1979.

In 1998, Martone won the Associated Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction for his book “Flatness and Other Landscapes” published by University of Georgia Press. Martone is a professor at the program in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama, where he has been teaching since 1996.

This event is co-sponsored by the 3 A.M. Society and Student Government Association as well as the Allegany Arts Council, the Maryland Arts Council, the FSU Department of English and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with additional funding from AmeriCorps.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7:30pm

Lyric Theatre
20 East Main Street, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg

Event Type

Readings/Author Appearances



Free and open to the public

Contact Person

Frostburg Center for Creative Writing

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