Photos provided by Gaetano Catelli.
COMING IN Spring 2013
Acclaimed Fiction writer Denis Johnson, originally scheduled for Tues February 5, has had to postpone due to a back injury. Please check back for his new date (most likely March or April).
Historian and biographer Ron Chernow reads at 7:30 at Nutt Auditorium.
Friday, Mar, 22nd at noon: Nicole Cooley’s proposed Books N Lunch talk at the Oxford/Layfayette Public Library on Bramlett: Tiny Texts: Flash fiction, short poems, one minute plays. This talk will focus on miniatures, tiny texts that play with language in wonderful, fun ways and at the same time ask us to rethink our ideas about reading and writing. We will look at short forms in early twentieth-first American writing, from – haiku to prose poems to micro-fiction to tiny diaries written on index cards. We will discuss silence, omission, erasure, page space, and look closely at the linguistic strategies employed by texts that define themselves as “shorts.”
The Oxford Creative Nonfiction Conference will be May 2-5, and guests include Lee Gutkind, Dinty Moore, Julia Rhodes, Kristen Iversen, and others.
The Faulkner Conference in July will include a panel of African American poets responsing to Faulkner and will result in a chapbook edited by Derrick Harriel and Chiyuma Elliot.
COMING IN 2013-2014: poet Patricia Smith, fiction writer Tobias Wolff, CNF writer, Ander Monson, Larraine Newman (from SNL) and others!
The Visiting Writers Series, made possible by the generosity of the Grisham fund, allows us to bring in some of the most accomplished writers working today. Our featured writers in past years have included: