The University of Central Oklahoma’s College of Liberal Arts, the Department of English and the Creative Writing program will host a free, open-to-the-public reading from author and Oklahoma City native Mary Kay Zuravleff at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Pegasus Theater in the Liberal Arts Building on Central’s campus as a part of the Fall 2013 Creative Writing Readers’ Series.

“Mary Kay's fiction is funny and smart, utterly contemporary and utterly engaging,” said Constance Squires, Ph.D., associate professor of English at UCO.

Zuravleff is in the midst of a national book tour for her third novel, “Man Alive!” Her previous works include “The Bowl Is Already Broken” and “The Frequency of Souls.” She is a recipient of the American Academy's Rosenthal Award, the James Jones First Novel Award and has been nominated for the Orange Prize.

A teacher and editor, Zuravleff serves on the board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and is a cofounder of the D.C. Women Writers Group.

To ask questions, contact Squires at 405-974-5616 or