Loras College alumna returns to discuss recent book

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Alumna Alison Balaskovits returns to Loras College from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 on the library’s fourth floor for a reading from her book “Magic for Unlucky Girls.” The book won first place in the 2017 Santa Fe Writers Project. This event is open to the public.

Originally from the Chicagoland area, Balaskovits now resides in South Carolina. Besides “Magic for Unlucky Girls,” Balaskovits has different fiction pieces and essays that have appeared in the Indiana Review, The Madison Review, The Southeast Review, Gargoyle, Apex Magazine, Shimmer, and numerous other magazines and anthologies.

The 2009 Loras English graduate was awarded the New Writers Award from Sequestrum in 2015 and won the grand prize for the 2015 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards series. Balaskovits is also the co-editor in-chief of Cartridge Lit.

For more information, contact Kevin Koch, professor of English, at 563.588.7536 or kevin.koch@loras.edu.

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Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. Loras is ranked 11th out of the Top 100 baccalaureate colleges, according to the 2016 Washington Monthly College Rankings and the 11th Best Regional College, according to Midwest U.S. News Best Colleges. Visit www.loras.edu to learn more.


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