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Visiting Writers Series - Fall 2013

Rodney Jones Headshot

Poet

Rodney Jones


Wednesday, September 25

7:30 PM Peeler Auditorium

Imaginary Logic Book Cover
RODNEY JONES, POET
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 | 7:30 PM 
PEELER AUDITORIUM
Jones is the Mary Rogers Field Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing. He has been called the best accessible poet writing in America.  His ten books include Salvation Blues, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Prize, Elegy for the Southern Drawl, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Transparent Gestures, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.  His poems have appeared widely in leading magazines and in eight editions of The Best American Poetry.



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Fiction Writer and Memoirist

Tobias Wolff

Friday,

November 8

7:30 PM

Meherry Hall

Our Story Begins book cover
TOBIAS WOLFF, FICTION WRITER AND MEMOIRIST
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 | 7:30 PM 
MEHARRY HALL, EAST COLLEGE
Wolff's books include the memoirs This Boy’s Life and In Pharaoh’s Army: Memories of the Lost War; the short novel The Barracks Thief; the novel Old School, and four collections of short stories, In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, Back in the World, The Night in Question and most recently, Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories. His work is translated widely and has received numerous awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award, The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, both the PEN/Malamud and the Rea Award for Excellence in the Short Story, The Story Prize, and the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Fiction Writer David Crouse

Wednesday,

 December 4

7:30 PM

Peeler Auditorium

Copy Cats book cover
 
DAVID CROUSE, FICTION WRITER
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 | 7:30 PM 
PEELER AUDITORIUM
Crouse is an award-winning short story writer and DePauw faculty member. His collection of short fiction, Copy Cats, received the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction in 2005 and was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award the following year. A second collection, The Man Back There, was published in 2008 by Sarabande Books and was awarded the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction.