Author Megha Majumdar will read from her novel, A Burning (Knopf, 2020), which was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize, and the American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medal. A 2022 Whiting Award winner, she was born and raised in Kolkata, India, and holds degrees in anthropology from …
Event: Reading with Victoria Chang on February 16th, 6pm
Poet, writer, and editor Victoria Chang celebrates her most recent book of poetry, The Trees Witness Everything, published by Copper Canyon Press and Corsair Books in the U.K. in 2022, with this reading and a book signing at the Ransom Center. The book was named one of the Best Books of 2022 by The New …
Event: Reading with MCW Fall Faculty – Mary Szybist and Amy Hempel
Join us at the Prothro Theatre inside the Ransom Center on Thursday, December, 1st at 6pm for a reading with Mary Szybist and Amy Hempel.
Event: Reading with Joy Harjo on November 10th, 7pm
Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She was appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate in 2019—first Native American to hold the position and only the second person to serve three terms in the role. Harjo’s nine books of poetry include An American Sunrise, Conflict Resolution for …
Congratulations to MCW Alum and UT faculty Roger Reeves!
Roger Reeves’ book Best Barbarian is a finalist for the National Book Award!
Event: Reading with Uwem Akpan on September 8th
Nigerian writer Uwem Akpan (New York, My Village and Say You’re One of Them) will read from his latest work in this talk co-sponsored by the Michener Center for Writers and the Harry Ransom Center. Akpan’s fiction and autobiographical pieces have appeared in The New Yorker and The Guardian, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among …
MCW Alum Chessy Normile Awarded Ronald Wallace Poetry Fellowship at WICW
Michener poetry alum Chessy Normile (MFA ’19) was named 2022-2023 Ronald Wallace Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Congratulations, Chessy!
MCW Alum Minghao Tu Named Van Lier Fellow and Jerome Fellow
MCW playwriting alum Minghao Tu (MFA ’20) will join Rattlestick Theater as a Van Lier New Voices Fellow. Minghao was also named a Playwrights’ Center’s 2022-2023 Jerome Fellow. Congratulations, Minghao!
MCW Alum Rachel Heng Names NEA Fellow for 2022
Michener fiction alum Rachel Heng (MFA ’20) was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for Creative Writing. Congratulations, Rachel! Read more about Rachel and the NEA here.
MCW Graduation Readings in May!
The Michener Center is thrilled to celebrate our classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 this May! Please join us for three public readings (5/7, 5/13, and 5/14) at the Harry Ransom Center (HRC). Details for each reading below. Reading for the Class of 2022 May 7, 2022 Place: The Harry Ransom Center (HRC) …