|Venue:||Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center Ballroom (Room 244)|
FIU presents the 2017 Lawrence Sanders Award in Fiction to novelist, Jane Smiley (A Thousand Acres, Pulitzer). The award ceremony will take place at the WUC Ballroom and will be followed by a reading and on-stage Q&A with Creative Writing Program Director, Les Standiford. An author signing will then take place at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore (WUC downstairs) where books will be sold. Refreshments will be served during the author signing.