Larry McGurn graduated from Washburn University with an English degree in 1975. He earned honorable mention in the Atlantic Monthly writers' contest while still in college, took Bob Woodley's creative writing course at Washburn, and presented both a play, "Good and Scared," and a long short story as his senior honors project. The play was performed by student actors and taped for television. The title story for this volume, The Printer, was published in the first Headwaters issue of Inscape.
It has since been published in the Kansas City Star Magazine, and adapted as a television play, which won a technical award from KTWU, the Washburn University Public Broadcasting Station.
A touch of the macabre, an eerie twist of fate, an unexpected ending -- these characterize the entertaining short stories in this collection. Moreover, the stories are particularly dramatic: the title story was produced as a television play by Washburn University's ETV station, KTWU. The book also includes the scripts for three short radio plays and three dramatic monologues by such diverse personalities as Jack the Ripper, a Nazi hunter, and a Puritan preacher.
"Jack The Ripper"
"A Puritan Eulogy"
The Printer and Other Stories
by Larry McGurn
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