As part of the English Department's 2014-2015 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series English Department faculty member Matt Cashion will present a sneak preview of his short story collection, Last Words of the Holy Ghost, which won the 2015 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, judged by Lee K. Abbott, and will be published this November by the University of North Texas Press. This colloquium will provide an advance glimpse of the twelve diverse stories that make up the collection, as well as a brief discussion of the stories behind the stories—what inspired them, how they evolved through the process of revision, and how they came together to form a book that found itself (somewhat surprisingly, according to the author) the recipient of a national prize. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3rd in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-785-8295.