Acclaimed Author to Visit Sept. 30

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, acclaimed author of the memoir “When Skateboards Will be Free,” will be giving a reading at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the University Art Gallery as part of the Clayton B. Ofstad Readings Series.

Sayrafiezadeh is the author of the both the short story collection “Brief Encounters With the Enemy” and “When Skateboards Will Be Free,” for which he received a Whiting Writers’ Award. The memoir was also selected as one of the 10 best books of the year by The New York Times. His short stories and personal essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, McSweeney’s, The New York Times and The Best American Nonrequired Reading.

The event is free to the public and refreshments will be served.

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