As the Series marks its twentieth anniversary this fall, we have four live events lined up for Thursday afternoons at 4:30 in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE Space (Stewart Commons 104):
Sarah Rose Etter (fiction)
Author of Tongue Party, selected by Deb Olin Unferth (NWS S’14) as the winner of the Caketrain Press award, and The Book of X, her first novel. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be introduced by Greg Howard. A question and answer session will follow.
Amber Sparks (NWS F’16 and judge of the 2017 Grady Awards) writes about meeting with Etter to discuss The Book of X for Bustle.
And Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminism, says of the book: “Etter brilliantly, viciously lays bare what it means to be a woman in the world, what it means to hurt, to need, to want, so much it consumes everything.”
Sara Nicholson and Sara Green (poetry)
Cristina Rivera Garza (fiction)
Stefania Heim and Kristen Case (poetry)
Additional events, including one or two featuring archival footage from the past two decades, will be announced in future bulletins and on the departmental website. The New Writing Series celebrates its twentieth anniversary season in 2019/20. While its new website is under construction, the NWS Facebook group is a good way to keep up to date on upcoming events. Photographs from events dating back to 2008 can be seen on the NWS Flickr page.
The Series is co-sponsored by the English Department and the Center for Poetry and Poetics (formerly the National Poetry Foundation).
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Project REVEAL (Ransom Center, UT Austin) makes available 25 of the Center's manuscript collections of some of the best-known names from American and British literature of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Among the authors represented in Project REVEAL are Joseph Conrad, Hart Crane, Thomas Hardy, Vachel Lindsay, Jack London, Katherine Mansfield, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Sara Teasdale.
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