Dynamic duo of authors to be featured in Gwen Frostic Reading Series

Contact: Mark Schwerin
Gail Wronsky


KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A renowned poet and acclaimed novelist will be featured in the next installment of the fall 2017 Gwen Frostic Reading Series.

Gail Wronsky and Chuck Rosenthal will read from their works at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in 157-159 Bernhard Center. The reading is free and open to the public.


Wronsky is the author, coauthor or translator of 12 books of poetry and prose, including "Dying for Beauty," "Poems for Infidels" and "Imperfect Pastorals."

Her translation of human rights activist and poet Alicia Partnoy's book "Fuegos Florales" (Flowering Fires) won the American Book Prize. Her poems and reviews have appeared in Poetry, Boston Review, Antioch Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Volt and other journals.

Wronsky earned a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Virginia and doctoral degree from the University of Utah. She teaches creative writing at Loyola Marymount University.


Chuck Rosenthal


Rosenthal is the author of 12 novels, including his latest, "You Can Fly: A Sequel to the Peter Pan Tales." He also is known for the books "Jack Kerouac's Avatar Angel," "Never Let Me Go," "Loop's End," "Loop's Progress," "Experiments with Life and Deaf," "Are We Not There Yet?" and "Ten Thousand Heavens."

Rosenthal also has published a memoir and two books of narrative essays and co-authored two books of poems with Wronsky. He earned a creative writing master's degree from the University of California-Davis and a doctoral degree from the University of Utah.

The Frostic Reading Series presents acclaimed creative writers from across the nation and beyond. Every year, a diverse range of readings that encompasses poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama attract both campus and off-campus audiences.

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