Visiting Writers Series
Sponsored by the School of Humanities, the Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series brings working writers to campus to read from their work, to talk about their writing, and to interact with our students. Both the St. Edward's and larger Austin community have benefited from the award‐winning novelists, poets, and playwrights who come to campus. These working artists will inspire students and add dimension to professors' curriculum.
Visiting Writers and Poets: 2012-2013
All Visiting Writers readings are free and open to the public.
MONICA WOOD is the author of When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine, a New England indie bestseller; #1 indie bestseller in Maine; a national Indie Next pick; and an Oprah's 2012 Summer Reading pick. Monica is also the author of four works of fiction, most recently Any Bitter Thing, which spent twenty-one weeks on the American Booksellers Association extended bestseller list and was named a Book Sense Top Ten pick. Her other fiction includes Ernie’s Ark, Secret Language, and My Only Story, a finalist for the Kate Chopin Award.
February 25, 7:30 p.m. | Maloney Room, Main Building
Co-Sponsored by the School of Humanities and Center for Religion and Culture
A. Van Jordan
Award-winning poet A. Van Jordan’s newest collection, THE CINEASTE, is a remarkable montage of poems that riffs on the author’s life as a movie-goer. In this collection, film serves as the setting for reverie, memoir, and pure fantasy. Jordan, author of M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A and Quantum Lyrics, has won numerous awards, including the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Award. He is also a recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2007, and a United States Artists Williams Fellowship, 2008.
April 18, 2:00 p.m. | Maloney Room, Main Building
Please contact Carrie Fountain for information on how these readings could compliment your curriculum.