Nationally Recognized Essayist and Short Story Writer to Share Work at PSAD March 14

Free and Open to the Community  

Paducah, KY (03/10/2017) — Nationally recognized essayist and short story writer Robert Long Foreman will share his writings at Paducah School of Art and Design March 14 at 7 p.m.

Foreman will read short stories and essays from his award-winning collection Among Other Things in the second floor lecture hall at PSAD’s 2D Graphic and Design Building (905 Harrison Street).  The presentation is free and open to the public.

“We are thrilled to have a writer of Foreman’s caliber in Paducah to share some of his favorite works with us,” said Britton Shurley, WKCTC associate professor of English and event coordinator.

Forman has won a Pushcart Prize and contests through The Journal, Willow Springs, American Literary Review and The Cincinnati Review. Five of his essays have been listed as “Notable” in the Best American Essays anthology. Among Other Things was the winner of the Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Fiction and recently published through Pleiades Press.

Fellow writer and author Richard Rodriguez, author of Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography, said Among Other Things is a “most strange and sensational collection of essays. Robert Long Foreman writes prose so deceptively clear that the reader has no idea of being led to the still water's edge, where all is deepening mystery, the harder one looks."                

For more information about Foreman’s free presentation at WKCTC, contact Britton Shurley at or (270) 534-3243.


West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College each of the four times the Prize has been awarded by the Aspen Institute and has twice been named a Finalist With Distinction for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for

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Essayist Robert Long Foreman will share writings from his award-winning book at PSAD March 14.