Award winning novelist will give free reading November 1 at USI


The fall 2012 RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading Series will continue with a reading by Mako Yoshikawa at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 in the second floor reading room of USI’s David L. Rice Library.

Yoshikawa is the author of One Hundred and One Ways, which was a national bestseller in the United States, and Once Removed. She is the winner of Southern Indiana Review’s 2012 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Nonfiction Award and has received fellowships from the Bunting Institute of Harvard University, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the MacDowell Colony.

Born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, Yoshikawa holds a master’s degree in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama at Lincoln College, Oxford, and a doctorate degree in literature from the University of Michigan. She currently lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area where she is a professor of creative writing at Emerson College.

The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Publications by Yoshikawa are available for purchase at the USI Bookstore and Barnes and Noble Booksellers.

Presented by USI’s College of Liberal Arts, the RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading Series is made possible through the support of RopeWalk Writers Retreat, Southern Indiana Review, USI Society for Arts & Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Indiana Arts Commission, and USI Student Writers Union.