As a part of the VCU Visiting Writers Series, author Melinda Moustakis and poet Paisley Rekdal will be reading on Thursday, January 24th at 7PM in the VCU Scott House. This event is free and open to the public.
Melinda Moustakis is the author of Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories, which won the Flannery O' Connor Award and was shortlisted for the 2012 William Saroyan International Prize in Writing. She received her MA from UC Davis and her PhD from Western Michigan University. Her work has appeared in New England Review, American Short Fiction, Alaska Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review and elsewhere. She was named a 2011 5 Under 35 writer by the National Book Foundation and is currently a 2012-2013 Hodder Fellow at the Lewis Center of the Arts at Princeton University
Paisley Rekdal is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee and four books of poetry, A Crash of Rhinos, Six Girls Without Pants, The Invention of the Kaleidoscope, Animal Eye, and a hybrid photo-text memoir that combines poems, nonfiction and fiction entitled Intima??te. Her work has received a Village Voice Writers on the Verge Award, an NEA Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, the University of Georgia Press? Contemporary Poetry Series Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship. Her poems and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming from The New York Times Magazine, American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House, Best American Poetry 2012, and on National Public Radio among others.
The VCU Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Department of English of the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences and the Graduate Writers' Association, with additional funding made possible through the generosity of James Branch Cabell Library Associates, Friends of the Library, the VCU Libraries, the VCU Honors College, Barnes & Noble @ VCU Bookstore, and the family of Larry Levis.
For more information please visit us on the web at http://www.has.vcu.edu/eng/graduate/mfa/visiting_writers.htm or call 804-828-1329.
- Humanities & Sciences:English
- VCU Visiting Writers -- Melinda Moustakis and Paisley Rekdal
- All ( Open to the public )