The New Writing Series presents a reading by fiction writer and memoirist Deb Olin Unferth on Thursday, April 3, 2014. The event will be held at 4:30pm in the Hill Auditorium of Barrows Hall and is free and open to the public. Fiction writer and Creative Writing faculty member Greg Howard will host.
Deb Olin Unferth is the author of the story collection Minor Robberies and the novel Vacation, winner of the 2009 Cabell First Novelist Award and a New York Times Book Review Critics’ Choice. Her memoir, Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War, was published by Henry Holt in 2011 and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has been featured in Harper’s Magazine, McSweeney’s, The Believer, and the Boston Review. She has received two Pushcart Prizes and a 2009 Creative Capital grant for Innovative Literature and was a Harper’s Bazaar Editors’ Choice: Name to Know in 2011. She teaches at Wesleyan University and currently lives in New York.
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The UMaine New Writing Series was founded in 1999 and 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, the University of Maine Humanities Initiative, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the IMRC, and to donors Allen and Sally Fernald, for use of the AP/PE Black Box space. For more information contact NWS Coordinator Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818.
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