Thursday, December 1, 2011

Writers Here & Now

For all of you TWC fans of our good friend Rod Jellema, check out the reading he's featured in below, this month!

WRITERS HERE & NOW

THE PROGRAM IN CREATIVE WRITING at the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND & JIM√ČNEZ-PORTER WRITERS’ HOUSE PRESENT:

Rod Jellema,
Michael David Lukas,
Alison Stine


December 7th, 2011
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

RECEPTION, 6:15, at
DORCHESTER HALL

READING, 7:00, at
ULRICH RECITAL HALL
TAWES HALL


Rod Jellema is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, where he was the founding director of the Creative Writing Program. He produced five books of poems, the latest of which, Incarnality: The Collected Poems was published in October 2010. He was twice awarded poetry writing fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, and was many times a resident fellow at Yaddo. He edited and translated two books of poetry from the North Sea language of Frisian: County Fair: Poems from Friesland Since 1945 and The Sound that Remains: a Historical Collection of Frisian Poetry. For this work he was awarded Friesland's highest literary honor, the Pieter Jelles prize, and the Columbia University Translation Prize, 1986.

Michael David Lukas has been a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey, a night-shift proofreader in Tel Aviv, and a waiter at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont. A graduate of Brown University and the University of Maryland, his writing has appeared in VQR, Slate, National Geographic Traveler, and Georgia Review. He has received scholarships from the National Endowment of the Arts, New York State Summer Writers’ Institute, Squaw Valler Community of Writers, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and Elizabeth George Foundation. When he isn’t writing, he teaches creative writing to third-and forth-graders.

Alison Stine is the author of the books Wait, winner of the Brittingham Prize, Ohio Violence, winner of the Vassar Miller Prize, as well as a chapbook, Lot of My Sister, winner of the Wick Prize. Her poems and prose have appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, Tin House, The Huffington Post, New England Review, and many others. Her awards include the Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. A former child actress, her musicals and plays have been performed at the Cleveland Playhouse, the International Thespian Festival, and Off-Broadway for Stephen Sondheim's Young Playwrights Inc. Urban Retreat.

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