The New Writing Series is delighted to welcome Magdalena Zurawski and CA Conrad to the UMaine campus for a special Friday afternoon event on January 30, 2009, at 4:30pm, in the Soderberg Auditorium in Jenness Hall. The reading is free and open to the public, though seating is limited.
Magdalena Zurawski was born in Newark NJ and grew up in Edison NJ, but Providence RI feels like home because that’s where she started writing and meeting writers and thinking of herself as a writer. Currently, she lives in Durham, NC, where she is studying 19th-century American literature at Duke. The Bruise, out now from Fiction Collective Two, is the winner of the 2006 Ronald Sukenick prize for innovative fiction. It is her first book.
CAConrad is the self-described son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He escaped to Philadelphia where he lives and writes with the PhillySound poets. His latest book The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2009) received The Gil Ott Book Award. He is also the author of Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), (Soma)tic Midge (FAUX Press, 2008), and two forthcoming books, advanced ELVIS course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real & Imagined: Philadelphia Poems (Factory School Press, 2009). He invites you to visit him online here.