Director Of Prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop to Give Reading at Ithaca College

 ITHACA, NY — Lan Samantha Chang, director of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and an award-winning novelist, will give a free public reading at Ithaca College on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Sponsored by the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, her presentation will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall.

Chang has served as director of the workshop — considered the nation’s most prestigious graduate program in creative writing — since 2006. An alumna of the program herself, she has also served there as a visiting faculty member.

In addition to her novel “Inheritance” and the acclaimed collection “Hunger: A Novella and Stories,” Chang has had her fiction published in the Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares and “The Best American Short Stories.” She is currently the fiction editor for the Harvard Review and a member of the executive board of PEN/New England.

Chang has been honored as a California Book Award Silver Medalist, as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and with a Bay Area Book Award. She has received fellowships from Stanford University, Princeton University, the Radcliffe Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo and the McDowell Colony.

The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Department of Writing in the School of Humanities and Sciences. For more information, visit or contact Catherine Taylor, associate professor of writing, at

Originally published in IC News: Director Of Prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop to Give Reading at Ithaca College .

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