Prize-winning author to speak for BU’s Big Dog Reading Series

For immediate release: Sept. 22, 2008

BLOOMSBURG — The Big Dog Reading Series of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will feature fiction writer Jaimee Wriston Colbert, author of “Dream Lives of Butterflies” on Monday, Oct. 6, in Monty’s Assembly Room, upper campus. The program begins at 7 p.m. and admission is free and open to all.

Colbert, who was born in Hawaii, now is an associate professor of creative writing at SUNY, Binghamton University. Her collection of connected stories, “Dream Lives of Butterflies,” won first place in the category of Independent Publisher Awards in the Short Stories Fiction in 2008. Colbert’s stories have earned her five nominations for the Pushcart Prize and selection twice as a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize. Colbert’s work also includes the Willa Cather Fiction Prize-winning novel, “Climbing the God Tree” and Zephyr Publishing Prize-winning short stories collection “Sex, Salvation and the Automobile.”

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.