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Kelcey Parker to speak at Hughes Lecture Series March 27 and March 28

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The Hughes Lecture Series at West Liberty University will feature author Kelcey Parker for two public events on the Hilltop campus:

  • Hughes Lecture, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27, "Haunted Houses: The Architecture of Stories" in the R. Emmett Boyle Conference Center.
  • Fiction Reading, noon, Friday, March 28 in the Alumni Lounge, College Union. 

Parker is the author of "Liliane's Balcony," a Rose Metal Press publication, a novella set at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. She writes fiction, nonfiction and non poetry.

Her story collection, "For Sale by Owner," a Kore Press publication, won the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award in short fiction and was a finalist for the 2012 Best Books of Indiana in Fiction.

She is the recipient of an Individual Artist's Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission and a Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation.

Her stories have appeared in numerous literary journals including Notre Dame Review, Bellingham Review, Santa Monica Review, Indiana Review, Third Coast, Redivider, Western Humanities Review and Image.

Parker currently directs the creative writing program at Indiana University South Bend.