UNH Department of English presents the 2010-2011 Writers Series
Join us for the 2010-2011 Writers Series! All events are free and open to the public.
Tony Hoagland is an award winning poet and finalist in the National Book Critics Circle Award for his 2003 collection of poetry, What Narcissism Means to Me. Hoagland's other honors include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the O.B. Hardisson Prize for Poetry and Teaching from the Folger Shakespeare Library, as well as the Poetry Foundation's 2005 Mark Twain Award in recognition of his contribution to humor in American poetry. His fourth full-length collection of poems, Unincorporated Persons of the Late Honda Dynasty, was published in February, 2010 by Greywolf Press.
Elyssa East is the author of Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town, named a "Must-Read Book" by the Massachusetts Book Awards and selected as an Editor's Choice of the New York Times Sunday Book Review. East received her B.A. in art history from Reed College and her M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University's School of Arts, where she was the recipient of three prestigious fellowships. Former coordinator of the influential KGB Bar's Columbia University Faculty Selects Reading Series, East lives in New York City.
Debra Spark's novel Good for the Jews won the 2009 Michigan Literary Fiction Award and was named a finalist in the 2009 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award in the general fiction category. Her short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in publications including Food and Wine, Esquire, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Yankee. She is a professor at Colby College and teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Darcy Frey is the author of The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams which was named an Editor's Choice and Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. He is also a Contributing Writer for The New York Times Magazine, where he has written on science, medicine, technology, the environment, architecture and music. Currently, Frey teaches nonfiction writing at Harvard University, where he is also a Nieman Fellow in Journalism. He is at work on his second book, George Divoky's Planet: The Future as Seen by a Lonely Scientist at the End of the Earth.