Texas Tech Alumnus, Author will Speak at Southwest Collection

Toni Jensen will read from her short story collection, 'From the Hilltop,' a collection that focuses on rural American Indian life off the reservation.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

WHAT:           Reading by author Toni Jensen WHEN:           6 p.m. Monday (March 2) WHERE:         Formby Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library EVENT:          Toni Jensen will read from her short story collection, "From the Hilltop," a collection that focuses on rural American Indian life off the reservation. Jensen received her Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Texas Tech University in 2006.  Her fiction has appeared in "Best Stories from the Southwest," "Fiction International," and "Writing on the Wind," an anthology from the Texas Tech University Press. In 2006, her story "At the Powwow Hotel" won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction from "Nimrod International Literary Journal." Jensen currently teaches creative writing at the University of Central Florida and is fiction editor for the "Florida Review." The reading is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served. CONTACT:  Diane Warner, librarian, Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3749, or diane.warner@ttu.edu.