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< February 2007 >

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“Jubilat/Jones Reading Series”   Lesle Lewis & Major Jackson, will read at the Jones Library in Amherst.   Lewis is author of two volumes of poetry, Small Boat, which won the 2002 Iowa Poetry Prize &, more recently, Landscapes I & II.   She teaches literature & writing at Landmark College in Vermont & lives in New Hampshire.   Jackson is author of two volumes of poetry: Leaving Saturn &, more recently, Hoops.  He is winner of the 2000 Cave Canem Poetry Prize & finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.   He is a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award & has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts & the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress.   Jackson is an Associate Professor of English at University of Vermont & a faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars.
Poet Michael Collier will read in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College.   Collier’s most recent volume of poetry is Dark Wild Realm.   The Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2001-2004, Collier has four earlier collections of poetry, including The Ledge, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award; The Clasp & Other Poems; The Folded Heart; & The Neighbor.   He is currently director of the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference.   Sponsored by Amherst College’s Creative Writing Center.
University of Massachusetts M.F.A. students Andrew Roberts & Seth Parker will read from recent poetry.   Roberts is author of the recently released chapbook, Give Up.
Olga Grushin will read in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College from her recent novel, The Dream Life of Sukhanov.   Grushin was born in Moscow in 1971.   She studied at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow State University, & Emory University.   Her short fiction has appeared in Partisan Review, Confrontation, The Massachusetts Review, & Art Times.   Sponsored by Amherst College’s Creative Writing Center.
Wayson Choy will read from his most recent novel, All That Matters.   Winner of the 2005 Trillum Book Award as well as a 2004 Giller Prize Finalist, All That Matters was a national bestseller in Canada.   Ha Jin said that it “is a quiet & moving book....This is one of the best novels of the Asian American experience.”   Choy is also author of the novel The Jade Peony which won the Trillium Book Award & the City of Vancouver Book Award, & the memoir Paper Shadows: A Chinatown Childhood, which won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction & was nominated for a Governor General’s Award.
Literary mystery novelist Chuck Hogan will read from his latest novel, The Killing Moon.   Hogan’s mysteries have been called sensational & masterfully suspenseful.   His first novel,The Standoff, was translated into fourteen languages & adapted for film.   He is also author of The Blood Artists & The Prince of Thieves.
Poet Susan Howe will read as a part of the University of Massachusetts M.F.A. Program's Visiting Writer Series in Memorial Hall at the University of Massachusetts.   Howe has published a number of books of poetry, including Europe of Trusts: Selected Poems, Pierce Arrow, & The Midnight, as well as two books of criticism, The Birth-Mark: Unsettling the Wilderness in American Literary History & My Emily Dickinson.
“Live Lit”   Students in the M.F.A. Program at the University of Massachusetts will read from their recent work.   Evenings usually include a mix of poetry & fiction.   Tonight's readers are Christopher Deweese, Sean Casey, & Carson Cistulli.
Chris Adrian will read from his recent novel, The Children’s Hospital.   Adrian is the author of a previous novel, Gob’s Grief, & his short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Zoetrope, & The Best American Short Stories. &nsbp; He recently completed a pediatric residency at the University of California San Francisco, & is currently a student at Harvard Divinity School.   Sponsored by Amherst College’s Creative Writing Center.

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