Wednesday, January 26, 2011

John Carroll University Creative Writing Events Spring 2011

John Carroll University Creative Writing Events Spring 2011
All events are free and open to the public!

Hayan Charara
March 16th at 7:30 in Rodman A at John Carroll University.

Hayan Charara won the 2009 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for poetry and is the author of *The Sadness of Others*, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and *The Alchemist’s Diary*. He also edited *Inclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry*.

Special Guest, Lee Smith
April 6th at 7:30 in JCU’s Little Theater, located in the Student Center at John Carroll University

Lee Smith is the author of fifteen previous books of fiction— three collections of short stories and a dozen novels, including the bestsellers Fair and Tender Ladies and The Last Girls, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and “Good Morning America” Book Club Selection. Her latest collection is Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger. Among her many awards are the O’ Henry Prize, the North Carolina Award for Literature, the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, the 1999 Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2010 she was honored with a Lifetime Literary Achievement Award from the state of Virginia. For more information visit:

Mark Halliday and Jill Rosser
April 13th at 7:30 in Rodman A at John Carroll University

Mark Halliday was a founding member of Rhode Island Feminist Theatre in 1973. He earned a Ph.D. in English at Brandeis University, and has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University, Western Michigan University, and elsewhere; since 1996 he has taught at Ohio University. He has won the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Writer's Fellowship. His books of poems are: Little Star, Tasker Street, Selfwolf, Jab, and Keep This Forever as well as a critical book on Wallace Stevens, Stevens and the Interpersonal. This year he is Interim Editor of New Ohio Review.

Jill Allyn Rosser, says Billy Collins, is a poet on whom precious little is lost. She has published three books of poetry. Her first, Bright Moves, won the Morse Poetry Prize. Her second, Misery Prefigured, won the Crab Orchard Award. Her most recent book is Foiled Again, winner of the New Criterion Poetry Prize. She has received the Lavan Award for younger poets from the Academy of American Poets, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio State Arts Council, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She holds a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Pennsylvania and now teaches at Ohio University, where she is the editor of the New Ohio Review.

Dave Lucas
May 2nd at 7:30 p.m. in Dolan Auditorium at John Carroll University

Dave Lucas was born in Cleveland, Ohio and is an alumnus of John Carroll University. He is the recipient of a Henry Hoyns Fellowship from the University of Virginia and a “Discovery”/The Nation Prize, and his poems have appeared in many journals including Paris Review, Poetry, and Slate. His first book of poems is entitled Weather. He lives in Cleveland and Ann Arbor, where he is a PhD candidate in English language and literature at the University of Michigan.

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