TODAY: Wordsmiths Presents Fiction Writer Ben Marcus

Author of ‘The Flame Alphabet’ and three other books will read from his works at 11 a.m. in Tyler Hall.

Bucks County Community College’s Wordsmiths Reading Series presents New York City based fiction writer Ben Marcus from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, April 5. (The event was rescheduled from January 25 due to snow.)

Marcus is the author of four books, including The Age of Wire and String and his newest novel, The Flame Alphabet. His work has been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Salon, McSweeney's, and Time. In 2009, he received a grant for Innovative Literature from the Creative Capital Foundation. Other accolades include the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Whiting Writers Award, a NEA Fellowship in fiction, and three Pushcart Prizes. Marcus is currently an associate professor at Columbia University.

The reading, which is free and open to the public, takes place in room 128 of Tyler Hall on the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., where there is ample free parking.

The Wordsmiths Reading Series is another way that Bucks County Community College contributes to the cultural heritage of the region. The series is sponsored by college’s Cultural Task Force, Cultural Programming Committee, and the Language and Literature Department. For more information, contact the department at 215-968-8150.

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations