October 1, 2009: UNH Writers Series Presents Jaed Coffin
DATE: October 1, 2009
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: MUB Theatre 1
Jaed Coffin is the author of A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants, a memoir about the time he spent as a Buddhist monk in his mother's native village of Panomsarakram, Thailand. As a 2008 Resident Fellow of The Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska, Coffin began Roughhouse Friday, a novel based on the year he fought as a middleweight champion of an Alaskan barroom boxing circuit. Most recently, Coffin is the recipient of a Maine Literary Award, a Wilson Fellowship from Deerfield Academy, and the Williamd Sloane Fellowship from Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. From Brunswick, Maine, he teaches at University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing.
This event is free and open to the public. Please contact the UNH English Department for more information: 603-862-1313.