While we were unable to be together in person for our normal reading series this year, the Michener Center was nonetheless thrilled to invite some amazing guests to give private Q&As with our fellows. In Fall 2020, we welcomed Damon Lindelof, Yiyun Li, Natasha Trethewey, Molly Antopol, D. A. Powell, and Jorie Graham for some …
MCW Alum Donika Kelly Published in The New Yorker
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.
Rave Review for MCW Visiting Poetry Professor and Pulitzer Prize Winner Natasha Tretheway
MCW visiting poetry professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey’s new memoir Memorial Drive was reviewed by Dwight Garner in the NYTimes. Read the review here.
MCW Alum Nathan Patton Wins Screenplay Competition
Congratulations to MCW Alum Nathan Patton, whose screenplay Waitress #2 was named Feature Winner in the 2020 ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenplay Competition and named among the Top 3 Finalists for the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition.
MCW Fall Poetry Faculty Books Among The Washington Post’s Best of 2020
MCW Poetry Faculty Natasha Trethewey’s book Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir was among The Washington Post’s 10 best books of 2020. Joanna Klink’s The Nightfields was among The Washington Post’s Best Poetry Collections of 2020. Congratulations, Natasha & Joanna!
Event: MCW Alum at the Texas Book Festival
Join us for this very cool Texas Book Festival event with our amazing alums Leah Hampton, Maria Reva, Ben Philippe, and Travis Tate, all discussing their recent books. 10AM, Nov. 7th. More details here.
MCW Alum and Poetry Faculty Roger Reeves in The New Yorker
Michener alum and poetry faculty Roger Reeves’ poem, “Grendel,” was published in The New Yorker. Read and listen to a recording of the poem here.
MCW Fiction Faculty Peter LaSalle Publishes New Book of Travel Essays
Congratulations to MCW fiction faculty Peter LaSalle, whose new book, The World Is a Book, Indeed: Writing, Reading, and Traveling,” was published this week. Read a review in Publishers Weekly. More details about the book here: https://lsupress.org/books/detail/world-is-a-book-indeed/
Event: MCW Alum Leah Hampton In Conversation with Fiction Faculty Edward Carey
Join MCW alum Leah Hampton and MCW fiction faculty Edward Carey for a discussion of Leah’s new book F*CKFACE. 7PM, Friday, July 17. Presented via Zoom by BookPeople. More details here. (Photo credit: Carrie Hachadurian)
MCW Fellows Win 2020 Keene Prize
Congratulations to Michener Fellow Jaymes Sanchez, winner of the 2020 Keene Prize for Literature along with Michener Fellows Annelyse Gelman, Ryan Paradiso, and Tracey Rose, who were named runnners-up for the prize. More details here.