5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:00 P.M. Fiction Reading. Sindya Bhanoo is WSU’s 2022 Visiting Emerging Fiction Writer. Her debut short story collection, Seeking Fortune Elsewhere, is forthcoming in 2022 (Catapult). Her fiction has appeared in Granta, New England Review, and Glimmer Train, and she is the recipient of an O. Henry Award and scholarships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers conferences. A longtime newspaper reporter, Sindya has worked for The New York Times and The Washington Post. She was most recently a Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellow at the University of Michigan and a visiting faculty member at the Michener Center for Writers. Writing Now/Reading Now is cosponsored by the WSU Department of English, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Watermark Books & Café, and the Ulrich Museum of Art.