UNH Department of English presents the 2011-2012 Writers Series
Join us for the 2011-2012 Writers Series! All events are free and open to the public.
Thursday, 10/20/11 @ 5 p.m., in MUB I: Margot Livesey is the author of a collection of stories and six novels, including Eva Moves the Furniture and most recently The House on Fortune Street which won the 2009 L.L.Winship/PEN New England award. She has taught in numerous writing programs including the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Boston University, and the Warren Wilson MFA program. Her new novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, will be published early in 2012.
Thursday, 11/3/11 @ 5 p.m., in MUB I: Kevin Brockmeier is the author of the novels The Illumination, The Brief History of the Dead, and The Truth About Celia; the children's novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery; and the story collections Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer. His work has been translated into sixteen languages, and he has published his stories in such venues as The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, McSweeney's, Zoetrope, Tin House, The Oxford American, and The Best American Short Stories. Recently he was named one of Granta magazine's Best Young American Novelists.
Thursday, 2/9/12 @ 5 p.m., in MUB 1: Tom Haines is an assistant professor of journalism in the Department of English at UNH. During two decades as a journalist, he has reported in more than 40 countries and on five continents, on topics ranging from coal to cricket, art to revolution. As a staff writer at The Boston Globe, he was three times named Travel Journalist of the Year in North America, and his stories were anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing and elsewhere. He left the Globe to help edit and report for The Big Bend Sentinel in Far West Texas, where he also was responsible for the design, launch and operation of bigbendnow.com, a news website covering the Big Bend region.
Thursday, 3/29/12 @ 5 p.m. (room TBA): Patricia Spears Jones is an African American poet, writer, editor, teacher and culture maven. Born and raised in Arkansas, Patricia Spears Joneshas lived in New York City since the mid-1970s where she has been involved in the city's poetry and theater scenes as poet, editor, anthologist, teacher and former Program Coordinator for the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church and Mabou Mines, the internationally acclaimed theater collective. She is the author of three poetry collections; Painkiller (2010) and Femme du Monde (2006) from Tia Chucha Press and The Weather That Kills (1994) from Coffee House Press. Swimming to America, a new chapbook from Red Glass Books, will be published in late summer, 2011. More information about Patricia Spears Jones can be found on her website www.psjones.com.
Please contact the UNH Department of English for more information about any of these events: (603) 862-1313.