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Class of 2019 Graduation Reading!

Come celebrate our graduating class of 2019!

Friday, May 10
Reading at 7:30PM 
Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302)
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(Photo caption back, left to right: Sam Boyer, Leah Hampton, Yuki Tanaka, Chessy Normile, Rachel Engelman, Nathan Patton, Lucas Loredo, Thom May; Front, left to right: Ally Glass-Katz, Sarah Matthes, Hannah Kenah, Sindya Bhanoo (with their First-year Seminar Instructor Naomi Shihab Nye)

MCW Reading: Cathy Park Hong

7 pm
April 25, 2019
Malvern Books
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Please join us for an evening with Cathy Park Hong. Her latest poetry collection, Engine Empire, was published in 2012 by W.W. Norton. Her other collections include Dance Dance Revolution, chosen by Adrienne Rich for the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Translating Mo’um. Hong is the recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her poems have been published in Poetry, A Public Space, Paris Review, McSweeney’s, Baffler, Boston Review, The Nation, and other journals. She is the poetry editor of the New Republic and is a professor at Rutgers-Newark University. Her book of creative nonfiction, Stand Up, will be published by One World/Random House in Spring 2020.

MCW Reading: Jane Miller

7 pm
Thursday, March 7, 2019
At Malvern Books
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Jane Miller is the author of the poetry volumes ThunderbirdA Palace of PearlsWherever You Lay Your HeadMemory at These Speeds: New & Selected PoemsAugust ZeroAmerican Odalisque, and Who Is Trixie the Trasher? and Other Questions, all from Copper Canyon Press. Her honors include fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and she serves as advisor and jurist to numerous distinguished national book and poetry prizes. Jane Miller is the visiting poetry faculty at the Michener Center in Spring 2019.

“Reading Jane Miller’s poetry is like channel-surfing on acid: her deliberately interrupted narrative warps and weaves and makes the familiar strange and the strange recognizable as something you might have put away in a shoebox.”

— Terri Sutton, LA Weekly


Edwidge Danticat Gives Keynote Talk at UT

Join Black Studies at UT Austin as we sit down with Award-winning author and a MacArthur Fellow, Edwidge Danticat on the opening night for the Black Studies at UT 2nd Biennial Conference. A book signing will follow the keynote at 8:45 pm.

For more information about Edwidge Danticat and the full conference schedule, please visit

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Co-sponsored by the Michener Center for Writers.



Elizabeth McCracken Featured in NYTimes Book Review By the Book

Elizabeth McCracken was interviewed by the New York Times Book Review for By the Book.

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of two short story collections, Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry and Thunderstruck; a memoir, An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination; and three novels, The Giant’s House,Niagara Falls All Over Again, and Bowlaway, which will be published in February 2019. A graduate of the Writers Workshop of the University of Iowa, she has been a finalist for the National Book Award and won the 2015 Story Prize, and has received grants, fellowships, and awards from The Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the American Academy in Berlin, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other places. She holds the James Michener Chair in Fiction and is Associate Director of the New Writers Project in the U.T. Department of English.

MCW Reading: Claire Vaye Watkins

Feb. 7th, 2019 
Mulva Auditorium (EERC)
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Claire Vaye Watkins is the author of the short story collection Battleborn (2012) and the novel Gold Fame Citrus (2015). She is the recipient of The Story Prize and was named “5 under 35” by the National Book Foundation. In 2014 she received a Guggenheim Award. 

The Mulva Auditorium is in the Engineering and Education Research Center (EER) 2501 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712.

This event is free and open to the public. 

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