7PM Thursday, November 7, 2019 Harry Ransom Center Tell us you’re coming on Facebook 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 …
Michener Center alumnus Alix Ohlin (MFA, 2001) was shortlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel Dual Citizens. Read more about the prize here. Congratulations, Alix!
Michener Fellow and poet Annelyse Gelman’s poem, “The Climate,” was published in The New Yorker. Read and listen to a recording of the poem here. (Photo by Dirk Skiba.)
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!
Sarah Matthes (MFA 2019) was named Graduate Prizewinner of the 2019 Andrew Julius Gutow Poetry Prize for her poem 613 Mitzvot. Read the poem here.
6PM Thursday, October 10, 2019 Harry Ransom Center Tell us you’re coming on Facebook 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 …
Lara Prescott (MFA 2018) was profiled in The New York Times about her forthcoming book, The Secrets We Kept Knopf (2019). Read the profile here.
6PM Friday, September 20, 2019 Texas Union Theatre Facebook Event Documentary director and Michener Center alum David Modigliani will be in attendance for a screening of his film Running with Beto. A Q&A will follow the screening. This event is free and open to the public.
6PM Tuesday, September 24 Mulva Auditorium Engineering and Education Research Center (EER) 2501 Speedway Facebook Event 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 …
MCW playwright Minghao Tu’s play FOR THE SMOG IS RISING will be presented in a staged reading at 53rd Street New York Public Library (18 W 53 Street, across the street from MOMA), Thursday August 15 at 7pm. More details here.