The University of Illinois at Springfield will host a book signing with award-winning author Carol Manley from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, in the Public Affairs Center restaurant on the UIS campus. The event is free and open to the public. The restaurant is located on the lower level of the PAC.
Manley will sign copies of her latest novel, Church Booty, runner-up for the third annual Tartts Fiction Award.
Manley is a 2003 graduate of UIS and received her master's degree in English. She is currently a guest editor of the People's Poetry column in Illinois Times.
In 2006, Manley won a $7,000 Illinois Arts Council fellowship, as well as first place, third place, and seven honorable mentions in the categories of literary/mainstream short fiction and non-rhyming poetry in a contest sponsored by Writer's Digest.
Read a review of Church Booty by author Rodd Whelpley.
Book details: Church Booty, Livingston Press, 2008, 140 pages, $15.95