Emerging Writers Festival Reading

Wednesday, April 09, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fromm Hall 120 - Xavier Auditorium
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Events and Lectures
Ballard, Thomas Micah
MFA in Writing

The MFA in Writing Program and the English Department (co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Studies and African American Studies Programs) present:

The Emerging Writers Festival

Tuesday, April 8, 7:30pm; Xavier Hall, Fromm Hall

Adam Peterson is the author of the flash fiction collections The Flasher, My Untimely Death, and with Laura Eve Engel, [SPOILER ALERT]. His fiction can be found in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, The Normal School, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. He is the co-editor of The Cupboard.

Michelle Orange is the author of This Is Running For Your Life: Essays (FSG, 2013). Her writing has appeared in Harper’s, McSweeney’s, The Nation, Bookforum, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the New York Times, Slate, the Village Voice, and other publications. She was born and raised in London, Ontario and currently lives in New York City.

Roger Reeves is the author of King Me (Copper Canyon Press, 2013). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Tin House, and Best New Poets 2009. He is the recipient of a 2013 NEA Fellowship, a 2013 Pushcart Prize, a 2008 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, and two Cave Canem Fellowships. He is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Illinois, Chicago. 

Wednesday, April 9, 7:45pm, Xavier Hall, Fromm Hall

Manuel Gonzales is the author of The Miniature Wife and Other Stories (Riverhead Books, 2013). He has published fiction and nonfiction in Open City, Fence, One Story, Esquire, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and The Believer. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he is Executive Director of Austin Bat Cave, a non-profit organization that offers writing classes for children and teenagers.

Sandra Lim is the author of The Wilderness (forthcoming from W.W. Norton, 2014), selected by Louise Glück for the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006). She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

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