The Honors Lecture Series will feature a reading by author Andrew Geyer at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Plaster Hall’s Cornell Auditorium.
Geyer will give a reading, followed by a Q&A and a book signing.
“I have heard Drew Geyer read at several writing festivals, and I have always been amazed at his command of language and his ability to tell a captivating story,” said Dr. Michael Howarth, MSSU Honors Program director. “He is fun, sharp, and engaging. Like all good writers, his stories don’t just entertain, but offer insight and perspective into the lives of the interesting characters who inhabit his landscapes.”
Geyer’s ninth and most recent book is the story cycle “Lesser Mountains.” His other individually authored books include the novels “Dixie Fish” and “Meeting the Dead”; and story cycles “Siren Songs from the Heart of Austin” and “Whispers in Dust and Bone,” which won the silver medal for short fiction in the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards and a Spur Award for short fiction.
He is the co-author of “Dancing on Barbed Wire,” “Parallel Hours” and “Texas 5X5,” and co-edited the anthology “A Shared Voice.”
Geyer is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and the South Carolina Academy of Authors Literary Hall of Fame, Geyer currently serves as English Department Chair at the University of South Carolina Aiken and Fiction Editor at Concho River Review.
Since 2015, the Honors Lecture Series has brought authors, artists, entrepreneurs and politicians to speak at Missouri Southern. Past speakers have included David Moritz (CEO of Society Awards), author and physicist Alan Lightman, and Victoria Price (daughter of legendary actor Vincent Price).