Interfaith Discussion On Judaism Sunday At Christ Episcopal Church

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The speaker Sunday at the 9:15 a.m. Adult Forum at Christ Episcopal Church, McCallie at Douglas, will be Dr. Thomas Balazs, associate head of the UTC English Department. Dr. Balazs will talk about various Jewish groups, beliefs and traditions.  This is the first Interfaith Discussion in this season's Adult Forum series.

Dr. Balázs teaches creative writing, Western humanities, and literature. He also serves as associate head of the English Department. He is the author of the short-story collection, Omicron Ceti III (Aqueous Books 2012). His short stories have appeared in numerous journals, including The North American Review, Soundings East, and The Southern Humanities Review. His work has also appeared in The Vermont College 25 Anniversary Fiction Anthology and Robert Olen Butler Prize Anthology 2004. 

A recipient of a Vermont Studio Center fellowship, he was awarded the Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award for best short fiction 2010. His stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best New American Voices, and the AWP Intro Journals Project Award. He has also published scholarly work in The James Joyce Annual.



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