Author, editor to visit USD

Author, editor to visit USD Fiction writer Amy Bloom and freelance editor Joy Johannessen will be on The University of South Dakota campus on Monday, Nov. 6 in conjunction with the English department's Visiting Writers program.

USD faculty, students, staff and the general public are invited to attend the symposium on writing and publishing at 4 p.m. and Bloom's reading at 7:30 p.m. The free activities will all take place at Farber Hall on the USD campus.

Bloom is the author of Come to Me, a collection of stories, and Love Invents Us, a novel. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Antaeus, Story, Self, Vogue and Talk. She lives in Connecticut and is a practicing psychotherapist.

Johannessen has been an editor at Chelsea House Publishers, Grove Press and Oxford University Press and a senior editor at Harper Collins Publishers. Most recently she was editor of Delphinium Books, a small press devoted to new writers and literary fiction. She has edited hundreds of writers including Dorothy Allison, Bloom, Nein Cheng, Anita Hill, Arthur Miller and Anthony Storr. Johannessen is currently working as a freelance editor.

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