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Visiting Writers Series Spring 2017

UNT Visiting Writers Series

Spring 2017


Melissa Kwasny

March 8, 2017


4:30 PM

Terrill Hall 120

Reading & Book Signing

8:00 PM

Sage Hall 116

Melissa Kwasny is the author of five books of poetry: Pictograph, The Nine SensesReading Novalis in Montana (all from Milkweed Editions), Thistle (Lost Horse Press), and The Archival Birds (Bear Star Press). Reading Novalis in Montana was named in The Huffington Post as one of the top ten books of 2009 and Thistle won the Idaho Prize. She is also the editor of the anthology Toward the Open Field: Poets on the Art of Poetry 1800-1950 (Wesleyan University Press) and co-editor, with M.L. Smoker of an anthology of poems in defense of human rights, I Go to the Ruined Place. Her collection of essays, Earth Recitals: Essays on Image and Vision, was published by Lynx House Press in 2013. Kwasny teaches at Carroll College in Helena, Montana and is currently a visiting writer in the University of Montana's MFA program.


Jeffrey Eugenides

March 31, 2017

Reading / Q&A

2 PM

University Union 333

Jeffrey Eugenides grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and attended Brown and Stanford Universities. His novel Middlesex was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Ambassador Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, France's Prix Medicis, and the Lambda Literary Award.  It was also selected for Oprah’s Book Club. Eugenides’ first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was adapted into a critically-acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola. He is on the faculty of Princeton University, and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.


Rilke Prize Winner

TBA in early 2017

An annual award of a $10,000 award recognizing a book that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year.

April 12, 2017

6:30 PM

Q&A / Reception

UNT on the Square

April 13, 2017

8 PM

Reading & Book Signing

BLB 180


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