UMaine New Writing Series Fall 2013

The New Writing Series presents innovative literary programming on the University of Maine campus on selected Thursdays at 5:30pm in the Soderberg Auditorium, Jenness Hall. Events are always free & open to the public. This fall the lineup includes:

September 19
TAMAS DOBOZY
Fiction writer, author most recently of Siege 13

October 10
JOHN GODFREY
Poet, author most recently of City of Corners

October 17
ADAM NOVY
Fiction writer, author of The Avian Gospels

October 31
RACHEL BLAU DUPLESSIS
Poet and scholar, judge of the 4th Annual Millay Prize
Author most recently of Purple Passages and Surge: Drafts 96-114
DuPlessis will read with Millay Prize winners Maurice Burford & Aaron Pinnix

November 7
SUSAN STEINBERG
Fiction writer, author most recently of Spectacle

November 21
JAAP BLONK
Internationally known 
sound poet and experimental composer
Visited hosted in collaboration with the Honors College

December 5
SARA WINTZ and MEGAN KAMINSKI
Poet Sara Wintz, author of Walking Across a Field We Are Focused On At This Time Now, and poet Megan Kaminski, author of Desiring Map

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The UMaine New Writing Series is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Lloyd H. Elliott fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Pulp & Paper Foundation for the use of the Soderberg Center. For more information contact Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818.

If you have a disability that requires accommodation for a NWS event, please contact Ann Smith in the office of Disability Support Service, 121 East Annex, 581-2319 (Voice) or 581-2311 (TDD).

The University of Maine does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:  Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, 207.581.1226.

Next Up | Tamas Dobozy

Fiction writer Tamas Dobozy, author most recently of the critically-acclaimed short-story collection Siege 13, kicks off the fall 2013 New Writing Series with a reading from his work on Thursday, September 19, 2013. The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 5:30pm in the the Soderberg Center Auditorium (Jenness Hall) on the flagship campus of the University of Maine system in Orono. Gregory Howard of the UMaine creative writing faculty will host the reading and the Q&A to follow.

Tamas Dobozy

Tamas Dobozy

Tamas Dobozy has published more than fifty works of short fiction in journals such as GrantaAgniFiction,One Story, and Alaska Quarterly Review. In 2011, he was awarded a PEN/O. Henry Prize for “The Resotration of the Villa Where Tíbor Kálmán Once Lived,” a story included in Siege 13. He was also awarded the inaugural Fulbright Research Chair in Creative Writing at New York University in 2009. Dobozy lives in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Learn more about Dobozy by visiting these links:

Brett Josef Grubisic interviews Dobozy for The Rumpus in March of 2013.

Garth Risk Hallberg reviews Siege 13 in the New York Times Sunday Book Review of April 5, 2013.

Dobozy responds to “the Proust Questionnaire” for Open Book Ontario.

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On Facebook? Consider joining the NWS group here.

The UMaine New Writing Series is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Lloyd H. Elliott fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Pulp & Paper Foundation for the use of the Soderberg Center. For more information contact Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818.

If you have a disability that requires accommodation for a NWS event, please contact Ann Smith in the office of Disability Support Service, 121 East Annex, 581-2319 (Voice) or 581-2311 (TDD).

The University of Maine does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:  Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, 207.581.1226.