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MJC hosts book reading featuring Author Alan Davis
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As part of Modesto Junior College’s Visiting Author Series, author of “So Bravely Vegetative” Alan Davis read selections of his book at no charge to the public. 

“So Bravely Vegetative” is Davis’ third collection of stories and has won the Prize Americana for Fiction 2010. He has written two other prize-winning collections, “Rumors from the Lost World” and “Along with the Owl”, and is currently working on a fourth collection.

Davis’ work has appeared in “The New York Times Book Review”, “The Hudson review”, “The Sun Magazine” among others. He has also received two Fulbright awards to Indonesia and Slovenia, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, and a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction in Creative Prose.

Davis is currently an English professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead and is on the faculty for the Master of Fine Arts program at Fairfield University in Connecticut. He is also the Senior Editor at New Rivers Press at MSUM.

MJC’s Visiting Author Series event is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Little Theatre on East Campus, 435 College Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in student lots for $2 without a permit.

This event is sponsored by the Associated Students of Modesto Junior College. For more information, contact English professor Jim Beggs at 575-6164 or