English Department to host writers Elizabeth and Ned Stuckey-French

March 20, 2017 (Notre Dame, Ind.) — The English Department is proud to present Indiana natives and married couple, Ned and Elizabeth Stuckey-French for a reading on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in Vander Vennet Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for a campus map.

Elizabeth is a fiction writer and currently teaches fiction writing at Florida State University. She is the author of two novels, The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady and Mermaids on the Moon, and a collection of short stories, The First Paper Girl in Red Oak, Iowa.

Ned writes essays as well as academic discourse about the essay as a form. He currently teaches at Florida State University and is the author of The American Essay in the American Century, and co-editor of Essayists on the Essay: Four Centuries of Commentary. The couple also co-authored, with Janet Burroway, Writing Fiction: A Guide to the Narrative Craft.

Recently, writer and director of the academy award winning film, “Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins noted the work he did as an undergraduate writer in Elizabeth’s class as pivotal to his success.

“Before I went into film school, I was also in the English department and there were professors on that side, such as Elizabeth Stuckey-French, who were instrumental in my development,” Jenkins said in a Florida State University press release.

About Saint Mary's College: Founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s College is rooted in its mission to prepare women to make a difference in the world. A pioneer in the education of women, Saint Mary’s is a four-year, Catholic, residential, liberal arts college in Notre Dame, Ind. The College is an academic community offering bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 major areas of study, including business, nursing, education, biology, social work, and English. Saint Mary’s also offers co-educational master’s degrees in data science, speech language pathology, autism studies, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice.

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Written by Roni Darling '17, communications studies and English Writing double-major.