LUCY CORIN is the author of two short story collections, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses (McSweeney’s Books) and The Entire Predicament (Tin House Books) as well as a novel, Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls (FC2). She won an American Academy of Arts and Letters Rome Prize and is currently an NEA fellow. She lives in San Francisco, teaches at the University of California at Davis, and is at work on a novel.
NINA McCONIGLEY is the author of the story collection Cowboys and East Indians, which won the 2014 PEN Open Book Award and a High Plains Book Award. She holds an MFA from the University of Houston and an MA from the University of Wyoming. She has been a fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and held scholarships to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for The Best New American Voices. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Orion, Salon, Virginia Quarterly Review, American Short Fiction, and The Asian American Literary Review, among others. She teaches at the University of Wyoming and at the MFA program at the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. This semester she is a visiting writer at UT-Austin.
This reading is sponsored by the New Writers Project, the Michener Center for Writers, the Mary Lu Joynes Endowment in the Plan II Honors Program and L.L. and Ethel E. Dean Endowment in the School of Undergraduate Studies.
Rachel Zucker is the author of nine books, most recently The Pedestrians (Wave Books, 2014) and MOTHERs (Counterpath Press, 2014), a memoir combining poetry and prose. An NEA Fellow and National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, she teaches at New York University.
Charlie Wright, Publisher of Wave Books, established the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry (BWLS) in memory of his late father, the businessman and philanthropist Bagley Wright. The Series is spearheaded by Charlie Wright and Wave Books editor Matthew Zapruder. The BWLS is a nonprofit that provides leading poets with the opportunity to explore in-depth their own thinking on the subject of poetry and poetics, and through financial and logistical support, to arrange for the delivery of several lectures that result from these investigations.
Sponsored by the New Writers Project and the Harry Ransom Center.
This event is free and open to the public.
Please join us on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7 PM at BookPeople (603 N. Lamar Blvd) for a reading by author Paul Lisicky.
Paul Lisicky is the author of five books across genres, most recently the memoir The Narrow Door. He currently teaches in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden, the low residency program at Sierra Nevada College, and at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. He is the editor of StoryQuarterly and serves on the Writing Committee of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
“You know you’re reading an exceptional book when, approximately two sentences into it, you start panicking at the thought of its ending…If there’s any justice in the literary world, The Narrow Door, Lisicky‘s fifth book…will be the blockbuster that his talent deserves. It’s as close to perfect as any book I’ve read.” — Meredith Maran, The Chicago Tribune.
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