Willson Center presents reading by author Suzanne Matson at Ciné

Poet and novelist Suzanne Matson, a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Fiction Writing Fellow and Chair of English at Boston College, will read from her fiction at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 11 at Ciné. The reading, sponsored by the Willson Center, will take place in the CinéLab event space of the nonprofit art cinema and cultural venue.

Matson’s novels include “The Hunger Moon” (W.W. Norton, 1997), which won a starred review in “Publishers Weekly,” and “A Trick of Nature” (W.W. Norton, 2000). Her most recent, “The Tree-Sitter” (W.W. Norton, 2006), was shortlisted for the L.L. Winship/ PEN New England Award. She has published two books of poetry, “Durable Goods” (Alice James Books, 1993) and “Sea Level” (Alice James Books, 1990), and her poems have been published in journals including Poetry, The American Poetry Review, and the Harvard Review.

Matson’s autobiographical, literary, and op-ed essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, the Boston Globe, and the Seattle Times.

The reading by Matson is part of our 2012–2013 Distinguished Artists and Lecturers series. “It is an honor to have Suzanne Matson as one of our guests,” said Professor Nicholas Allen, director of the Willson Center. “We are always delighted to bring talented artists and thinkers to Georgia, and especially to be able to share them with the Athens community through partnerships like our ongoing one with Ciné.”

The event is free and open to the public. Ciné is located at 234 W. Hancock Ave. in downtown Athens. For further information, visit www.athenscine.com.