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Festival of Contemporary Writing (Day 6)

November 15, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| Free

Spalding University’s Festival of Contemporary Writing, the state’s largest fall-spring reading series, will be held November 10-15, featuring readings by faculty, guests, and alumni of Spalding University’s brief-residency Master of Fine Arts in Writing program. All readings are free, ticketless, and open to the public.

Festival events will be held at Spalding’s Egan Leadership Center Lectorium (901 S. Fourth St.), Spalding’s Auditorium (824 S. Fourth St.), and at the Brown Hotel (335 W. Broadway) as noted. Plenty of free parking is available for the campus readings.

Authors may or may not read from the works listed below:

4:45 p.m. Saturday, November 10 (ELC Lectorium)

  • Larry Brenner (dramatic writing), Saving Throw Versus Love
  • Rebecca Walker (nonfiction), Black, White and Jewish
  • Peter Duval (fiction), Strange Mercies
  • Edie Hemingway (writing for children & young adults), Road to Tater Hill
  • David-Matthew Barnes (dramatic writing, writing for children & young adults), Mesmerized; Frozen Stars
  • Leslie Daniels (fiction), Cleaning Nabokov’s House
  • Roy Hoffman (fiction; nonfiction), Chicken Dreaming Corn; Alabama Afternoons: Profiles and Conversations

5:15 p.m. Sunday, November 11. Celebration of Recently Published Books by Faculty (Brown Hotel, 16th floor, Gallery & Foyer)

  • Greg Pape (poetry), Animal Time
  • Dianne Aprile (nonfiction), editor, A Landscape and Its Legacy: The Parklands of Floyds Fork
  • Ned Bachus (Fleur-de-Lis Press author) City of Brotherly Love: Short Stories
  • Kirby Gann (fiction), Ghosting

6 p.m. Monday, November 12 (ELC Lectorium)

  • Sam Zalutsky (screenwriting), You Belong to Me
  • Mary Clyde (fiction), Survival Rates
  • Gabriel Dean (dramatic writing), Qualities of Starlight; Revenge
  • Debra Kang Dean (poetry), Precipitates
  • Robin Lippincott (fiction), In the Meantime

5:15 p.m. Tuesday, November 13 (Spalding Auditorium)

  • Nancy McCabe (nonfiction), Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge: A Journey to My Daughter’s Birthplace in China
  • Philip F. Deaver (fiction), Silent Retreats
  • Maureen Morehead (poetry), The Melancholy Teacher
  • Fenton Johnson (nonfiction, fiction), Keeping Faith: A Skeptic’s Journey among Christian and Buddhist Monks; Scissors, Paper, Rock
  • Lesléa Newman (writing for children & young adults), October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 13. Featured Filmakers (Spalding Auditorium)

  • Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini, Academy Award-nominated screenwriters of Winter’s Bone

5 p.m. Wednesday, November 14 (ELC Lectorium)

  • Helena Kriel (screenwriting), Skin
  • Garret Freymann-Weyr (writing for children & young adults), French Ducks in Venice
  • Crystal Wilkinson (fiction), Water Street
  • Charlie Schulman (dramatic writing), The Fartiste
  • Molly Peacock (poetry, nonfiction), The Second Blush; The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life’s Work at 72

5 p.m. Thursday, November 15 (ELC Lectorium)

  • Rachel Harper (fiction), Brass Ankle Blues
  • Kathleen Orillion (screenwriting), Passion and Prejudice
  • Karen Mann (fiction), The Saved Man: First Century A.D.
  • Kathleen Driskell (poetry), Peck and Pock: A Graphic Poem
  • Sena Jeter Naslund (fiction), Adam & Eve

*The reading schedule may change without notice. Check the website for updated information: spalding.edu/mfa. For more information, call 502-873-4400 or 800-896-8941, ext. 4400, or email mfa@spalding.edu.

Details

Date:
November 15, 2012
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Spalding University, Egan Leadership Center Lectorium
901 S. Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Organizer

Katy Yocom
Phone:
502-873-4400