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SLU alumna Lorrie Moore to conclude SLU Writers Series


The St. Lawrence University Writers Series will conclude its 2013-14 season with alumna Lorrie Moore at 8 p.m. Monday in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall.

This event, in Canton, is free and open to the public.

Ms. Moore’s writing career began while she was a student at SLU, where she graduated in 1978. At 19, she wrote a short story that won first prize in a contest sponsored by Seventeen magazine, launching her career.

She has written four collections of short stories and a children’s novel. Her newest collection of stories, “Bark,” was published in February.

A native of Glens Falls, Ms. Moore’s first short-story collection, “Self-Help,” inspired countless writers to mimic her narratives-as-series-of-instructions.

Ms. Moore’s stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Best American Short Stories, The Yale Review, The New York Review of Books and The New York Times. She also edited “Best American Short Stories 2004.”

Her collection of short stories, “Birds of America,” was a National Book Critics’ Circle Award finalist and the winner of both the O. Henry Award and The Irish Times International Fiction Prize.

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