Post Tagged with: "Spring Literary Festival"

Lit Fest: Quiet Triumph–The Unmatchable Poetry and Prose of Laura Kasischke | April 3-5

Lit Fest: Quiet Triumph–The Unmatchable Poetry and Prose of Laura Kasischke | April 3-5

Learn more about Laura Kasischke’s work and Lit Fest events. By Madison Foltz The Poetry Foundation describes Laura Kasischke’s poetry as “noted for its intelligent, honest portrayal of domestic and familial life, its explosively accurate imagery and dense soundscapes, and its idiosyncratic use of narrative.” No poem of hers encapsulates […]

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April 1, 2019 at 11:30 pmEvents

Spring Literary Festival | Kiese Laymon, April 3-5

Kiese Laymon

Ohio University’s Spring Literary Festival is April 3 to 5. One of this year’s featured authors is Kiese Laymon, a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Miss. Laymon attended Millsaps College and Jackson State University before graduating from Oberlin College. He earned an MFA in Fiction from Indiana […]

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April 1, 2019 at 11:00 pmEvents

Spring Literary Festival | Mark Doty, April 3-5

Mark Doty

Ohio University’s Spring Literary Festival is April 3 to 5. One of this year’s featured authors is Mark Doty, who is the author of several collections of poetry, most recently Deep Lane (W. W. Norton, 2015); A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures (Prestel, 2013); Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems (HarperCollins, […]

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April 1, 2019 at 11:00 pmEvents

Spring Literary Festival | Laura Kasischke, April 3-5

Laura Kasischke

Ohio University’s Spring Literary Festival is April 3 to 5. One of this year’s featured authors is poet and novelist Laura Kasischke, who was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Michigan. Her books of poetry include Wild Brides (1992), Fire and Flower (1998), Dance and Disappear (2002), Gardening […]

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April 1, 2019 at 11:00 pmEvents

Spring Literary Festival | Claire Vaye Watkins, April 3-5

Claire Vaye Watkins (Photo credit: Heike Steinweg)

Ohio University’s Spring Literary Festival will take place April 3 through April 5. One of this year’s featured authors is Claire Vaye Watkins was born in Bishop, California in 1984. She was raised in the Mojave Desert, in Tecopa, California and Pahrump, Nevada. A graduate of the University of Nevada […]

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April 1, 2019 at 11:00 pmEvents

Spring Literary Festival | Stephanie Powell Watts, April 3-5

Stephanie Powell Watts

Ohio University’s Spring Literary Festival is April 3 to 5. One of this year’s featured authors is Stephanie Powell Watts, who won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for her debut story collection, We Are Taking Only What We Need (2012), also named one of 2013’s Best Summer Reads by O: […]

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April 1, 2019 at 11:00 pmEvents

Lit Fest: Unpacking the Weight of Kiese Laymon’s ‘Heavy’ | April 3-5

Kiese Laymon

Learn more about Kiese Laymon’s work and Lit Fest events By Madison Foltz Kiese Laymon begins Heavy with the insistence that he wanted to “write a lie.” But he then lists every reason why that lie was not worth writing. He doesn’t want to lie because he needs to be […]

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April 1, 2019 at 11:00 pmEvents