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Visiting Writers Series - Spring 2013

Danielle Cadena Deulen

reading
Wednesday
February 27th
7:30 PM
Peeler Auditorium

Danielle Cadena Deulen is a poet and essayist. Her first collection of poems, Lovely Asunder, won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize and will be published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2011. Her first collection of essays, The Riots, recently won the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction and will be published by the University of Georgia Press. Formerly, she was a Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her MFA in creative writing from George Mason University and currently lives in Salt Lake City, where she is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Utah. -- from The Missouri Review




Shane Book

reading
Wednesday
April 10
7:30 PM
Peeler Auditorium

Shane Book's poetry appears in journals in the US, UK, and Canada and in many anthologies, most recently Gathering Ground (University of Michigan Press). He was educated at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Victoria, New York University, the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Stanford where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry. The recipient of scholarships to Cave Canem, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and Breadloaf, his awards include a New York Times Fellowship in Poetry, the Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and a National Magazine Award.  --from the Prairie Schooner


 

George Saunders

reading
Wednesday
April 24th
7:30 PM
Meharry Hall
East College

George Saunders new short story collection, Tenth of December, will be published in January 2013. He is the author of three other story collections: PastoraliaCivilWarLand in Bad Decline, and In Persuasion Nation as well as the novella-length illustrated fable, The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil, the children's book, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, and a book of essays, The Braindead Megaphone. His work appears regularly in The New Yorker, GQ, and Harpers Magazine, and has appeared in the O’Henry, Best American Short Story, Best Non-Required Reading, and Best American Travel Writing anthologies.The Boston Globe lauds Saunders’ ability to “construct a story of absurdist satire, then locate within it a moment of searing humanity."  In 2006, he was awarded both a MacArthur Fellowship, for "bring[ing] to contemporary American fiction a sense of humor, pathos, and literary style all his own,"  a Guggenheim Fellowship, and more recently, the 2013 PEN/Malamud Award . He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University.