A Reading with Visiting Professor ZZ Packer

Novelist ZZ Packer will give a reading at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4 in Avaya Auditorium (ACES 2.302). Packer is visiting professor of fiction at the Michener Center for Writers this fall.

Packer burst onto the national literary scene in 2000 when her story “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere” debuted in The New Yorker. A collection by the same title was published to much acclaim in 2003, and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award.

“This is the old-time religion of storytelling,” wrote The New York Times Book Review of her work, “[with] plenty of the edge and energy we expect from contemporary fiction.”

Granta magazine recently named Packer among the Best Young American Novelists, and her debut novel, “The Thousands,” is due out next year.