This Friday Missouri State University’s own Associate Professor in the English Department Michael Czyzniejewski will be reading from his new collection, I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life: Breakup Stories. His reading will take place in Plaster Student Union Theater at 7:00 p.m.
About the New Collection
I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life by Michael Czyzniejewski examines 29 cases of human love at their most critical junctures, bearing witness to the absurdity of longing.
In a review for the Chicago Tribune, Hope Reese shares that the stories “detail the aftereffects of toxic relationships, traumas and delusions. Less concerned with actual breakups and “love” in any traditional sense, Czyzniejewski’s stories feature characters often desperate, pathetic and delusional. They flirt with danger, quavering on the border of mental instability.”
Czyzniejewski was recently interviewed for the Missouri State Journal in which he discusses what inspired this collection and what he hopes his readers will gain from reading his stories.
Michael Czyzniejewski is an assistant professor in the English Department at Missouri State University, teaching courses in fiction writing and literature. He is the author of three collections of short stories, Elephants in Our Bedroom (Dzanc Books, 2009), Chicago Stories (Curbside Splendor, 2012), and I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life: Breakup Stories (Curbside Splendor, 2015).
He is also the editor of Moon City Review and the Missouri Authors Series and contest series for Moon City Press. In 2010, he was awarded an NEA Fellowship in Fiction. For the past twenty-seven seasons, he has also worked as a beer vendor at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Plaster Student Union Theater
Date: Friday, August 28
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: 901 S National Ave, Springfield, MO 65897
Admission: Free and open to public