Author Chrissy Kolaya to present reading, workshop

Chrissy Kolaya
Chrissy Kolaya (Photo courtesy of Nina Francine Photography)

Guest Author: Chrissy Kolaya
Date and time: Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Church-Chapel, Koinonia Room
Cost: Free and open to the public

Chrissy Kolaya, a poet and fiction writer, will present a reading on Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Church-Chapel’s Koinonia Room. This event is free and open to the public.

She will also teach a one-credit intensive writing workshop at Goshen College May 1-5, and host a book signing at Better World Books in Goshen on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Kolaya is author of “Charmed Particles: a novel” and “Any Anxious Body: poems.” Her work has been included in the anthologies “New Sudden Fiction” (Norton),  “Fiction on a Stick” (Milkweed Editions) and “Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems,” as well as in a number of literary journals.

She has received a Norman Mailer Writers Colony summer scholarship, an Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies fellowship, a Loft Mentor Series Award in Poetry, and grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Lake Region Arts Council, and the University of Minnesota. She teaches writing at the University of Minnesota Morris, where she’s one of the co-founders of the Prairie Gate Literary Festival.