Reading: Jon Chopan
Author Jon Chopan will give a reading as part of the Jackson Lunch Hour Series.
Jon Chopan is a writer, teacher, and editor. He is assistant professor of creative writing at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. His first collection, Pulled from the River, was published in 2011, and his work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Hotel Amerika, Post Road, Epiphany, and The Southampton Review, among other outlets. He received his BA and MA in American History from SUNY Oswego and his MFA from The Ohio State University. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Glimmer Train, Hotel Amerika, The Southampton Review, Post Road, and elsewhere. Professor Chopan has worked as an editor and reader for Sweet, Prime Number Magazine, and Epiphany. His first book, a memoir in stories, Pulled from the River was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2012. His second, a collection of linked short stories about the war in Iraq, was the winner of The 2017 Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction and was published by The University of Massachusetts Press. Professor Chopan teaches courses in fiction and nonfiction as well as study abroad courses that explore travel writing, and editing and publishing through The Gower Street Press.