Fall 2018 Visitors to MCW

In Fall 2018 the Michener Center was honored to bring the award-winning novelist and short story writer Edward P. Jones; the Canadian poet, fiction writer, essayist, novelist, editor, and filmmaker Michael Ondaatje; playwright, activist, television writer, and novelist Kia Corthron; and National Book Award-winner, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and former United States Poet Laureate Robert Hass. Photos below.

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Edward Carey Illustration in NYTimes

The New York Times has published Edward Carey’s beautiful illustrated homage to Charles Dickens.   Edward Carey is a writer and illustrator whose books include The Iremonger Trilogy: Heap House, Foulsham, and Lungdon; Observatory Mansions; and Alva & Irva: The Twins Who Saved a City. His artwork has been exhibited in Florence, Collodi, Kilkenny, Milan, London and Austin; his essays …

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Elizabeth McCracken Awarded Gold Star for Teaching

American Short Fiction has awarded MCW fiction faculty Elizabeth McCracken with a Gold Star for Excellence in Teaching. The award was given at ASF’s annual Stars At Night event. Congratulations, Elizabeth!   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 …

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Robert Hass Reading

7pm Thursday, November 15th Mulva Auditorium (EERC) The Michener Center is thrilled to present a reading by Robert Hass. From 1995 to 1997, he served as Poet Laureate of the United States. He won the 2007 National Book Award and shared the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for the collection Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005. In 2014 …

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Ransom Center Event: Michael Ondaatje

Don’t miss this chance to hear award-winning author Michael Ondaatje read selections from his latest novel, Warlight, which tells the dramatic story of two teenagers whose lives are changed when they are left in the care of a mysterious figure named “The Moth.” Ondaatje, who received the Golden Man Booker prize this year for his …

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Edward P. Jones Reading

7 pm. 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 …

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