Category: Events

Poetry Reading: Tracy K. Smith

7PM
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Harry Ransom Center
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Join us for an evening with Tracy K. Smith, 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States from 2017 to 2019. She is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for her collection, Life on Mars. Her memoir Ordinary Light was shortlisted for the 2015 National Book Award. A Q&A and reception will follow the reading.

Sponsored by the Michener Center for Writers and the Harry Ransom Center.

This reading is free and open to the public.

Event: An Evening with Lauren Groff

6PM
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Harry Ransom Center
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We are thrilled to have Lauren Groff for a reading at the Ransom Center on October 10th. She is the author of numerous books including Fates and Furies, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Prize, and was a New York Times Bestseller. It was President Barack Obama’s favorite book of 2015. Groff is also the author of the recent and acclaimed short story collection Florida. 

“Lauren Groff is a great storyteller . . . Florida is restorative fiction for these urgent times. Its final gestures, even the most ominous . . . lean toward love and the promise of good people, in not just this state but the world.” –New York Times

Sponsored by the Michener Center for Writers and the Harry Ransom Center.

This reading is free and open to the public.

 

Reading: Joanna Klink

6PM
Tuesday, September 24
Mulva Auditorium
Engineering and Education Research Center (EER)
2501 Speedway
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Joanna Klink is the author of They Are Sleeping (University of Georgia Press, 2000), Circadian (Penguin Books, 2007), Raptus (Penguin Books, 2010), and Excerpts for a Secret Prophecy (Penguin Books, 2015). She has received awards and fellowships from The Rona Jaffe Foundation, Jeannette Haien Ballard, Civitella Ranieri, The Bogliasco Foundation, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Trust of Amy Lowell. She was the Briggs-Copeland Poet at Harvard University and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at The University of Montana.

Joanna Klink is the Fall 2019 Visiting Poet at the Michener Center for Writers. This event is free and open to the public.

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