Join the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program for a reading by Brendan Isaac Jones.

Brendan Isaac Jones is a novelist, essayist, and journalist primarily interested in drawing attention to environmental issues concerning the Tongass rainforest in Alaska. He is the author, most recently, of the young adult novel Whispering Alaska and the novel The Alaskan Laundry, and his essays and works of literary journalism have appeared in The New York Times, The Smithsonian, The Huffington Post, Narrative Magazine, the Anchorage Daily News, and NPR. He is a graduate of Oxford University and Stanford University, where he was awarded a Stegner Fellowship in fiction, and is the recent recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in Russia. In addition to teaching, he has also worked as a carpenter, sea cucumber deckhand, commercial fisherman, book-stacker in a library for the blind, and farmhand, among others.

The event will be held in the Milligan Room on the first floor of the newly renovated Slocum Hall, 75 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free.