Michael KardosSeptember 27, 2018 (Jackson, Miss.) - Belhaven's Creative Writing Department will host fiction writer Michael Kardos for a reading of his published works, October 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theatre.

Part of the department's Visiting Writer Series, this event is free and open to the public. Kardos will be answering questions as well as speaking with students on a variety of topics about writing.

Kardos is the author of the novels Bluff, Before He Finds Her, and The Three-Day Affair, an Esquire best book of 2012; as well as the story collection One Last Good Time, which won the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters Award for fiction, and the textbook The Art and Craft of Fiction: A Writer's Guide. His short stories have won a Pushcart Prize and appeared in The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, and many other magazines and anthologies.

Kardos grew up on the Jersey Shore, received a degree in music from Princeton University, and played the drums professionally for a number of years. He has an M.F.A. in fiction from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. He lives in Starkville, Miss., where he is associate professor of English and co-director of the creative writing program at Mississippi State University.