Ted Morrissey is author of the novels An Untimely Frost and Men of Winter. His works also include the novella Weeping with an Ancient God, Figures in Blue and many other short fictions, essays and reviews in national and international journals such as Glimmer Train Stories, Paris Transcontinental, PANK, and the Chariton Review. He is currently an adjunct lecturer in English at the University of Illinois at Springfield and an English teacher at Williamsville High School.
Now in its fourteenth season, the Final Thursday Reading Series features guest regional authors and provides a forum where local writers can share their own work. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants may share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a short question and answer period as time allows. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center for the Arts and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Open to the public, free of charge.