Jeffrey Renard Allen reading this THURSDAY Oct 23rd, 7 pm, SMU 236
Mr. Allen will be reading from his newest collection of short stories, Holding Pattern, published by Gray Wolf Press, 2008. There will be time after the reading for questions and conversation.
Novelist, short story writer, poet Jeffrey Renard Allen teaches in the MFA program at the New School in New York. He's a former Breadloaf Fellow and winner of the prestigious Whiting Award.
Copies of his books, Holding Pattern and Stellar Places will be available for purchase (cash only, please!)
Poets Robyn Schiff and Katy Lederer reading Thursday, Oct 30th, 7 pm, SMU 238; Q & A in NH 407 Oct 31st 11-12:30 (coffee and delish cookies!)
Ms. Schiff is the author of two poetry collections, Worth and Revolver. She earned an M.A. in Medieval Studies from University of Bristol, England, and also earned an MFA from The University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize many times, and earned The Brown Foundation Fellows Residence Program at the Dora Maar House in Menerbes, France, and the Black Warrior Review Literary Award; she was also a finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards, Fence Books Alberta Prize, Alice James Books New England/New York Award.
Ms. Lederer is the author of the memoir, Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers, and poetry collections, Imago (in progress), The Heaven-Sent Leaf, and Winter Sex. Lederer earned her MFA from The University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop and has earned such awards as The MacDowell Colony Fellowship in Poetry, The New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, Yaddo Fellowships in Poetry, Esquire Magazine Best Books of 2003, Barnes & Noble Best Memoirs of 2003, Publishers Weekly Best Non-fiction Books of 2003, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection for Poker Face, St. Paul's School Schlesinger Fellow in Poetry, and several Pushcart Prize Nominations.
Copies of their books will be for sale.
Elijah Mac Jenkins, of flatmanCROOKED Publishing, out of Sacramento, Ca., will be Q & A-ing on November 4th in the English Conference room, NH 407, from 11- 12:30. Ask him questions about what editors are really looking for, what not to do, what to absolutely do, how to get into the field, and, of course, how to become a rich and famous writer. Copies of flatmanCROOKED's anthology of new writers' writings will be available for sale--and this is even before the official launch date of November 15th! Check out their site for more details.
Thanks to Inkwater Press, Non-Fiction Writer Alexandre Poussin will be reading from his world-famous book, Africa Trek, on Friday, Nov 7th, 2:30 - 3:30. We're still working on the room confirmation, so keep your eyes peeled. About Africa Trek:
Two people. Three years. One continent.
Africa Trek recounts the remarkable journey of French citizens Alexandre and Sonia Poussin as they traverse the length of the African continent on foot over the course of three years, from the Cape of Good Hope to the Sea of Galilee. In a quest unlike any other ever undertaken, the Poussins follow in the footsteps of the first humans, exploring the cradle of mankind along the Great Rift Valley of East Africa.
Originally published in 2004, the French language version of this two-volume memoir sold over 280,000 copies in its authors' native country, and is now being translated into English in order to be more accessible to a worldwide audience.
Portland Review's release party is Nov 14th at Someday Lounge. Bands! Readings! New books! T-Shirts! More info to come.
Also, GLO is currently working on the following things:
- Professional Development seminar in November
- more social networking amongst grad students
- a facebook page
- a movie night (literary suggestions welcome!)
- a happy-hour bar crawl (I guess this all fits in with "social networking," doesn't it? oh well.)
- web page
- accessible calendar