PhD alumna, Lori Stephens, short story, “Epidural,” is selected by the “Texas Bound” committee for presentation during their program on April 11, 2011. They will use the story as a “closer” for the evening. The story was originally written in a graduate short fiction workshop taught by Dr. Clay Reynolds. The committee has designated it as a “star story,” meaning they will try to obtain the services of a major celebrity actress to read it.

Dr. Stephens teaches English at SMU. Her first novel will be released in the Spring of 2011 and she is scheduled to present a reading on UT Dallas campus on January 27.