NC State Literary Readings Spring 2019
THERESE ANNE FOWLER, Fiction
January 17, 7:30 PM Hunt Library Auditorium (map)
NC State MFA alumna Therese Anne Fowler is the third child and only daughter of a couple who raised their children in Milan, Illinois. Therese’s work has been translated into more than twenty foreign languages and is published around the world. Her novel Z is now available as an original dramatic series for Amazon Studios starring Christina Ricci, with Killer Films producing. What Therese has discovered is that she has an affinity for badass women from history whose stories have been either mistold or are largely untold. Her latest novel centers on Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, a determined, opinionated, compassionate, often amusing woman from America’s Gilded Age. A Well-Behaved Woman, a kind of homage to Edith Wharton with a dash of affection for Jane Austen for good measure, is available now from St. Martin’s Press and is in development with Sony Pictures Television.Therese has been a visiting professor at North Carolina State University and occasionally teaches fiction writing at conferences and workshops. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and PEN America, she is married to award-winning professor and author John Kessel. They reside in North Carolina.
DORIANNE LAUX, Poetry
February 27, 7:30 PM Currituck-Hatteras Suite, Talley Student Union (map)
Dorianne Laux’s fifth collection, The Book of Men, was awarded The Paterson Prize. Her fourth book of poems, Facts About the Moon won The Oregon Book Award and was short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Laux is also the author of Awake; What We Carry, a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; Smoke; as well as a fine small press edition, The Book of Women. She is the co-author of the celebrated text The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. Laux teaches poetry in the Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University and is a founding faculty member of Pacific University's Low Residency MFA Program. Only As the Day is Long: New and Selected, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton.
ADA LIMÓN & 2019 NC STATE POETRY CONTEST AWARDS CEREMONY
March 20, 7:30 PM Mountains Ballroom, Talley Student Union (map)
Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her other books include Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. Her new collection, The Carrying, was released by Milkweed Editions in August of 2018 and has been called “her best yet” by NPR, “remarkable” by The New York Times, “exquisite” by the Washington Post, and one of the Ten Titles to Pick Up Now by O Magazine. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She also works as a freelance writer in Lexington, Kentucky.
2019 NC STATE UNIVERSITY MFA GRADUATE READING
April 24, 7:00 PM Currituck-Hatteras Suite, Talley Student Union (map)
2019 graduates of the NC State University MFA in Creative Writing Program present readings from their work. Past years’ MFA graduates have gone on to win the APR/Honickman First Book Prize, the Nebula Award, the Masters Review Anthology Prize, and the World Science Fiction Award and receive a Provincetown Fellowship, NC Arts Council Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship, and Ron Wallace Poetry Fellowship, among other honors.
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