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Writers on the Edge presents: Genre-fied

October 30, 2013

Stephenie Meyer’s popular “Twilight” series might not be highbrow literature, but the books did launch an entertainment empire. But can such novels ever find a place among the classics?

That’s the topic of the next Writers on the Edge lecture at Stephens College. “Genre-fied: Bridging the Border Between Popular and High Literature” is 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the Library Penthouse and will feature a conversation between area writers Meagan Ciesla and Michael Petrik.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Ciesla is the author of “Me, Them, Us,” a novella published in Iron Horse Literary Review. Her essays have also appeared in a number of other publications, including Prime Number and Kenyon Review. She has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wyoming and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri.

Petrick is also a doctoral candidate in fiction at MU. His stories and poems have appeared in The Journal, Pinball, Fifth Wednesday Journal and the Sierra Nevada Review.

Writers on the Edge is a series that brings guest writers to campus. Past guests have included former Missouri Poet Laureate Walter Bargen, Wisconsin poet and novelist Dale Kushner and Columbia author Gladys Swan.

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