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Visiting Writers -- Fall 2012

 

Eugene Gloria photo Eugene Gloria

reading

Thursday
September 20th
7:30 PM

Thompson
Recital
Hall
My Favorite Warlord. Gloria

 

Eugene Gloria
Distinguished Faculty Poet
reading from his new book My Favorite Warlord, his third collection of work published by Penguin.

 

 


Antonya Nelson photo Antonya Nelson

Craft Talk

Thursday
  September 27th
7:30 PM

Watson Forum
PCCM
Antonya Nelson Bound

Antonya Nelson (Mary Rogers Field Distinguished University Professorship for Creative Writing) 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.

 

 

Robert Boswell photo Robert Boswell

reading

Thursday
November 1st
7:30 PM

Peeler Auditorium
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards bookcover


Robert Boswell
Fiction Writer and author of eleven books,
including The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, a story collection with Graywolf Press, published in April 2009

THE OPRAH REVIEW: Robert Boswell's stories are packed with latent emotion, like explosives about to detonate. In The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (Graywolf), characters move through life with trepidation, as relationships fracture and past collides with present. "Time is not a river," thinks one traumatized young man. "Time is a tree. Branches, roots, limbs, the leafing. Time defoliates. Time buds. Time cracks." An unnerving, fascinating collection.
--O Magazine & Oprah.com



All-American Poem bookcover MATTHEW DICKMAN

reading
Wednesday
November 14, 2012
7:30 PM
Thompson Recital Hall
Matthew Dickman photo

Matthew Dickman was born in Portland, Oregon. His first book, All-American Poem, was the winner of the 2008 APR/Honickman First Book Prize selected by the poet Tony Hoagland. Dickman is the poetry editor of Tin House and has published in journals including The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and McSweeney'sHe has been the recipient of fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers, The Vermont Studio Center and The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. 50 American Plays, a collaborative book of poem-plays written with his brother, the poet, Michael Dickman, comes out in May 2012 from Copper Canyon Press and Matthew Dickman's second poetry collection, Mayakovsky's Revolver, will be released by W.W. Norton & Co. in October 2012.  

 

 

Antonya Nelson photo Antonya Nelson

reading

Wednesday
November 28th
7:30 PM

Peeler Auditorium
Antonya Nelson Bound

Antonya Nelson (Mary Rogers Field Distinguished University Professorship for Creative Writing) 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.