Next Up | Jeff Jackson on October 23

The New Writing Series presents fiction writer Jeff Jackson this Thursday, October 23, at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space in 104 Stewart Commons.  The reading, which will be followed by a Q&A with the audience, is free and open to the general public. Creative Writing faculty member Gregory Howard will introduce and host the event.

Jeff Jackson is the author of the novel Mira Corpora, published by Two Dollar Radio. It was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and appeared on “Best of 2013” lists in Salon, Slate, Flavorwire, Lit-Reactor, and more. His short fiction has appeared in Guernica, Vice, and The Collagist, the anthology Userlands: New Fiction Writing from the Blogging Underground, and been performed in New York and Los Angeles by New River Dramatists. He edited the literary anthologies Topograph: Fiction from the Carolinas and the Landscape Beyond and The Portable Lentricchia. Five of his plays have been produced by the Obie Award-winning Collapsable Giraffe theater company in New York City, including Botanica which was selected by the New York Times as “one of 2012’s most galvanizing theater moments.” He also served as director for the NoDa Film Festival and founder of the popular jazz website Destination: Out.

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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 Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, The Fiddlehead Fund, the Lloyd H. Elliott Fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, the University of Maine Humanities Center, 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 APPE Black Box space. For more information contact Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818.

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