Nina McConigley on Medicine Bow Peak, August 2010 (from Nina's Facebook photo album)
Wyoming author Nina McConigley will be reading
from her short-story collection COWBOYS AND EAST INDIANS, at Wind City Books,
152 S. Center St., Casper, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2. She was the 2010 recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council’s Frank Nelson
Doubleday Memorial Writing Award. She read from her work – and served as emcee –
for the Wyoming Arts Council’s annual fellowship reading at the 2010 Equality State Book Festival at Casper College. Nina was born in Singapore and grew up
in Wyoming. She holds an MFA from the University of Houston. She has received
scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’
Conference. She also received a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center.
She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for The Best New American
Voices 2009. Her work has appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, American
Short Fiction, Slice, Asian American Literary Review, Puerto del Sol, and others.