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Visiting Writers - Fall 2011

 

MAJOR JACKSON

reading
Wednesday, September 14th
7:30 PM
Peeler Auditorium

Major Jackson's books include Holding Company, Hoops, and Leaving Saturn. He has been winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. He is a recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. He served as a creative arts fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and as the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence at University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Major Jackson is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont and a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars. He serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review.

 

 

 

ITAMAR MOSES

reading
Wednesday, October 5th
7:30 PM
Peeler Auditorium

Itamar Moses is the author of the full-length plays OUTRAGE, BACH AT LEIPZIG, CELEBRITY ROW, THE FOUR OF US, YELLOWJACKETS, BACK BACK BACK, and COMPLETENESS, the musicals NOBODY LOVES YOU (with Gaby Alter), and FORTRESS OF OF SOLITUDE (with Michael Friedman and Daniel Aukin) and an evening of short plays, called LOVE/STORIES (OR BUT YOU WILL GET USED TO IT). His work has appeared Off-Broadway and elsewhere in New York, at regional theatres across the country and in Canada, and is published by Faber & Faber and Samuel French. He has received new play commissions from The McCarter Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Wilma Theater, South Coast Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, and The Goodman Theatre. On television, Itamar writes for both TNT’s MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE and HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE. Itamar holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU and has taught playwriting at Yale and NYU. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, MCC Playwrights Coalition, and is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. He was born in Berkeley, CA and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

 

 

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ANTONYA NELSON

Wednesday, November 2
7:30 PM
Thompson Recital Hall

Antonya Nelson Bound

Antonya Nelson is the author of four novels, most recently Bound (2010). Her short story collections include Nothing Right, Female Trouble, Some Fun and In the Land of Men among others. She was named by The New Yorker as one of the "twenty young fiction writers for the new millennium." She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Flannery O'Connor Award for the Short Story and her work has appeared in the anthologies Prize Stories, the O'Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories. She is the Cullen Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Houston.