Jean Harper, associate professor of English, will be a guest on the “Afternoon Show” on WIBC 93.1 FM in Indianapolis. Harper will talk about the 1968 Richmond explosion in relation to the gas explosion in this past weekend on the Southeast side of Indianapolis. The “Afternoon Show” is on the air from 4-7 p.m.
Additionally, Harper was recently awarded The Florida Review Editors Award for her essay, “Colic.” The essay is a chapter from her book manuscript, Horses and Divorces. Harper’s essay will be published in the Winter 2012 issue of The Florida Review, making this the third chapter from the book to have been accepted for publication in 2012. The Florida Review is a literary journal published twice yearly by the University of Central Florida.
Harper has received support for the book including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Indiana Arts Commission grant, and an Indiana University East Faculty Fellowship.