NC State Literary Readings Spring 2016
February 10 – Art Taylor and Jamie Mason (fiction), 7:30PM Caldwell Hall Lounge, Caldwell Hall (map)
Jamie Mason, author of Monday’s Lie and Three Graves Full, was born in Oklahoma City and grew up in Washington, DC. She’s most often reading and writing, but in the life left over, she enjoys films, Formula 1 racing, football, traveling, and, conversely, staying at home. Jamie lives with her husband and two daughters in the mountains of western North Carolina.
NC State alumnus Art Taylor has won two Agatha Awards, the Anthony Award, the Macavity Award, and three consecutive Derringer Awards for his short fiction. Stories have appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, in the Chesapeake Crime anthologies This Job Is Murder and Homicidal Holidays, and in other journals and anthologies. His novel in stories On the Road With Del and Louise was published in September 2015 by Henery Press. He teaches at George Mason University and contributes frequently to the Washington Post, the Washington Independent Review of Books, and Mystery Scene.
March 2 – Vievee Francis (poetry), 7:30PM Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall (map)
NC State Creative Writing Program Writer in Residence Vievee Francis is the author of Horse in the Dark (Northwestern University Press, 2012) and Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University Press, 2006). She is an associate editor for Callaloo.
April 7 – Yusef Komunyakaa (2016 NC State Poetry Contest Judge) and 2016 NC State Poetry Contest Awards, 7:30PM Withers Hall Auditorium (Withers 232A), Withers Hall (map)
Scholar, professor, and prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa claimed a 1994 Pulitzer Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems. Komunyakaa's recent works include Testimony: A Tribute to Charlie Parker (Wesleyan University Press, 2013), The Chameleon Couch (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011), and Emperor of Water Clocks (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015). He teaches at New York University.
April 20 – 2016 NC State University MFA Graduate Reading, 6:00PM Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall (map)
2016 Graduates present reading from their work.