Novelist Lara Prescott and Screenwriter, Editor, and Producer Maya Perez sat down with Alcalde to talk about creative life after their time at the Michener Center. Read the interview here.
Congratulations to MCW Playwright Jaymes Sanchez, whose play, The Cucuy Will Find You, was selected for the 2020 Austin Latinx New Play Festival at Teatro Vivo. More details here.
MCW alum Donika Kelly’s poem, “From the Catalogue of Cruelty,” was published in The New Yorker. Read and listen to a recording of the poem here.
Michener Center alum Alix Ohlin (MFA, 2001) was shortlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel Dual Citizens. Read more about the prize here.
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.
Michener Center alumnus and poet Farid Matuk (MFA 2004) was recently named Holloway Lecturer in the Practice of Poetry, an invitation-only visiting writer appointment at the University of California, Berkeley. Read more about the Holloway here. Congratulations, Farid!
Monday, Sept. 24th, 2018
Mulva Auditorium (EER)
Edward P. Jones is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 2003 novel The Known World. He is also the author of the short story collections Lost in the City (1992) and All Aunt Hagar’s Children (2006). His many other honors include a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004 and the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the art of the short story in 2010.
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.
Screenwriter and Michener Fellow Nathan Patton placed 5th in the Launch’s screenplay contest. for his screenplay, “GREENWOOD.” UT’s RTF MFA student Brittany Worthington placed 2nd for her screenplay, “Golden State.”
Michener Center alum Fiona McFarlane, who graduated in 2012, has won a $30,000 Kibble Award, for her short story collection, The High Places.