March 8, 2007
Award-winning author and Morningside College Professor of English Stephen Coyne will present One Book One Siouxland's keynote event, "Flappers and Philosophers: The Lives of F. Scott Fitzgerald," at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 12, in the UPS Auditorium at the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue, on the campus of Morningside College. The 2007 selection for One Book One Siouxland is Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
This free event is one of several from March 11-18 that will wrap up the 2007 season. The public is invited to attend.
Coyne's short stories and poetry have been widely published in such publications as The Greensboro Review, The Southern Review, and The North American Review. His short story "Hunting Country" was selected as one of the "The Year's Best" and included in the anthology New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 2001 published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: Workman Publishing in New York City.
Coyne earned his bachelor's degree from Catawba College, his master's from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his doctorate from the University of Denver. He teaches creative writing and American literature at Morningside College and is the faculty advisor to the student literary magazine The Kiosk. He is also the coordinator of the Sioux City Readings Series.
One Book One Siouxland is sponsored by Sioux City and South Sioux City Libraries, in conjunction with the Orpheum Theatre, Morningside College, the Sioux City Public Museum, and KTIV-TV.
This initiative is part of The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. Designed to restore reading to the center of American public culture, The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment. For more information visit the Web site.