Who: Peter Orner is the author of the novel "The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo," which won the Bard Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and the story collection "Esther Stories," which won the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction. An associate professor at San Francisco State University and a winner of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and Lannan Foundations, Orner received his M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
When: Wednesday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Soda Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga
Contact: MFA Program (925) 631-4457