Award-winning novelist Amy Bloom will read excerpts from her work during a free public event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. Bloom is the 2013 Visiting Writer, a program co-sponsored by the College’s English Department and “Experiencing the Arts” Program. Bloom will also work with English students on their creative writing as part of a two-day campus residency.

Bloom is the author of two novels and three short stories collections, including the New York Times best-selling novel “Away.” Following her debut novel, “Love Invents Us,” Bloom's short fiction collections earned numerous accolades, including “Where the God Of Love Hangs Out,” also a New York Times best-seller; “Come to Me,” a National Book Award finalist; and “A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You,” a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.

Bloom is a National Magazine Award winner. She has written essays for several magazines, including “The New Yorker,” “The New York Times Magazine,” “Vogue,” and “The Atlantic Monthly.” Her next novel, “Lucky Us,” will be published by Random House in early 2014.

Bloom is the University Writer-in-Residence at Wesleyan University, and serves as a lecturer in English at Yale University.

The Burke Auditorium is located in the William G. McGowan School of Business on North River Street. A book signing will follow the reading. Bloom’s fiction will be available for purchase prior to the event at King’s/Wilkes Barnes & Noble Bookstore, S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, and at the reading.

Parking will be available at on-campus lots. No tickets are required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact Jennifer Yonkoski, instructor of English, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5487 or email

King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Novelist Amy Bloom will read excerpts from her work on Oct. 22 at King’s College.

Novelist Amy Bloom will read excerpts from her work on Oct. 22 at King’s College.