Patrick, a faculty member in Fairfield University's MFA in Creative Writing Program, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the bookstore, 1499 Post Road. The event, part of the MFA program's Inspired Writer Series, is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the university's School of Nursing.
Patrick's work covers several genres, from nonfiction and fiction to poetry, screenwriting and drama. "The Call of Nursing," his most recent book, is a Studs Terkel-like collection of 23 occupational profiles of the women and men in the profession, according to a news release from the bookstore.
Patrick also will read from "Saving Troy," his nonfiction chronicle of a year spent living with professional firefighters and paramedics of the Troy, N.Y., Fire Department's 1st Platoon.
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