CREATIVE WRITING EVENTS
Long River Reading Series and Workshop
Workshops, Wednesdays: January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 13, 27,
April 3, 10, 17
Reading Series, Wednesdays: March 6 and April 24
Stern Room, Austin 217 (CLAS)
Come on down for our new weekly workshop series and our ever-popular reading series showcasing an open mic and feature readers! Bring a poem, short prose piece, or music to share at the open mic; enjoy coffee, tea, and snacks with other members of the UConn Creative Writing community. Everyone is welcome.
Please contact Lori Carriere for more information at Loriann.Carriere@gmail.com
Thursday, March 7
Konover Auditorium, 7:00 pm
Co-sponsored with the Aetna Chair of Writing and the Vice President for Research
Diane Ackerman is the author of two dozen highly acclaimed works of nonfiction and poetry, including A Natural History of the Senses, The Zookeeper's Wife, and One Hundred Names for Love. Her honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Orion Book Award, the John Burroughs Nature Award, the Lavan Poetry Prize, and has the honor as a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library.
Tuesday, March 12
Konover Auditorium, 7:00 pm
Co-sponsored with the Aetna Chair of Writing
G.C. Waldrep is the author of five full-length books of poems: Goldbeater's Skin, The Batteries, Disclamor, Archicembalo, and Your Father on the Train of Ghosts. His poems have appeared in many journals including Poetry, Ploughshares, The Nation, and Best American Poetry 2010. His work has earned prizes and residences from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the North Carolina Arts Council. He was a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Literature.
Monday, April 1
UConn Co-op, 6:00 pm
Co-sponsored with the UConn Co-op
Gina Frangello is the author of the critically acclaimed novel My Sister's Continent. She is the executive director and co-founder of Other Voices Books and the editor of the fiction section at The Nervous Breakdown.
Rob Roberge is the author of two novels Drive and More Than They Could Chew and a book of short stories Working Backwards from the Worst Moment of My Life. His fiction has been featured in ZYZZYVA, Chelsea, Other Voices, and Alaska Quarterly Review.
Susan Howe/The 50th Wallace Stevens Poetry Program
Tuesday, April 9 & Wednesday, April 10
Tuesday, April 9: Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School, 10:00 am
Tuesday, April 9: 50th Anniversary Lecture, 4:00 pm
Wednesday, April 10: Konover Auditorium, 7:00 pm
Sponsored with the Hartford Financial Services, Inc.
Susan Howe's numerous poetry collections include Singularities, The Europe of Trusts: Selected Poems, The Nonconformist's Memorial, Frame Structures: Early Poems 1974-1979, Kidnapped, and The Midnight. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999, and was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2000. She has received two American Book Awards from the Before Columbus Foundation, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Bollingen Prize in American Poetry.
Anne Enright and Colm Toibin/Mother and Daughter: Gerson Irish Reading in Honor of Caroline Walsh and Mary Lavin
Tuesday, April 16
Konover Auditorium, 7:00 pm
Sponsored by the Irish Studies Program
The Gerson Irish Reading will feature a reading by Irish novelist Anne Enright, winner of the 2007 Man Booker Prize, and a talk by Colm Toibin, 2006 winner of the IMPAC Prize and Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. The theme will be "Mother and Daughter," in commemoration of the late Irish Times literary editor Caroline Walsh and her mother, the famous Irish short story writer, Mary Lavin, UConn's first writer-in-residence in the 1960s. Walsh's planned Gerson talk of last year, which was cancelled in the wake of her untimely death, was to have been in honor of Lavin's centenary. Enright and Toibin will be introduced by novelist James Ryan, a former Gerson Reader and Walsh's spouse.
Alison Hawthore Deming/ Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series
Thursday, April 18
Konover Auditorium, 4:00 pm
Sponsored by the Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series
Alison Hawthorne Deming was born and grew up in Connecticut. She is author of four poetry books, most recently Rope; and three books of nonfiction, including Writing the Sacred Into the Real in Milkweed's Credo Series, Temporary Homelands and The Edges of the Civilized World. A new nonfiction book Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit is forthcoming from Milkweed. Her work has received the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, Fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Bayer Award in Science Writing from Creative Nonfiction. Her poems and prose have been widely anthologized, including in The Norton Book of Nature Writing and Best American Science and Nature Writing.
Hilary Plum and Zach Savich
Friday, April 19
UConn Co-op, 4:00 pm
Sponsored with the UConn Co-op
Hilary Plum's first novel, they dragged them through the streets, will be published this spring by the Fiction Collective 2. She is the co-director of Clockroot Books and a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her recent prose and criticism have appeared in the Kenyon Review Online, the Collagist, Critical Flame, Requited, DIAGRAM, the Quarterly Conversation and The Rumpus.
Zach Savich is the author of three books of poetry—Full Catastrophe Living, Annulments, and The Firestorm—as well as a chapbook, The Man Who Lost His Head, and a book of creative nonfiction on art and the imagination, Events Film Cannot Withstand. He has won the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the Omnidawn Chapbook Poetry Prize, and the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's Open Competition. His poems, essays, and reviews appear widely in journals such as A Public Space, Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, Jellyfish, and Gulf Coast. He serves as book review editor with The Kenyon Review. Savich is a graduate of the MFA programs at the University of Iowa and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Poetic Journeys Celebration
Thursday, April 25
William Benton Museum, 6 pm
Long River Review Release Party
Tuesday, April 30
UConn Co-op, 6 pm