UE Coffee Hour Lecture Series for 2016–2017 Announced
Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The University of Evansville’s 2016-2017 annual Coffee Hour Lecture series begins Wednesday, September 14. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public, and are at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery at the University.
Wednesday, September 14: Poet Joseph Harrison
Joseph Harrison’s most recent volume of poetry, Shakespeare’s Horse, was published by Waywiser in 2015. His previous books were Identity Theft (Waywiser, 2008), Someone Else’s Name (Waywiser, 2003), and The Fly in the Ointment (1994; 20th anniversary edition: Syllabic Press, 2014). Mr. Harrison’s poems have been widely published in journals and anthologies. In 2005 he received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2009 he was awarded a Fellowship in Poetry by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is Senior American Editor for Waywiser Press. He lives in Baltimore
Monday, October 17: Poet George David Clark
George David Clark's Reveille (Arkansas, 2015), won the Miller Williams Prize, and his more recent poems can be found in Agni, The Cincinnati Review, The Gettysburg Review, Image, The New Criterion, University of Evansville's Measure, and others. He edits the journal 32 Poems and lives with his wife and their three young children in Western Pennsylvania where he teaches creative writing at Washington & Jefferson College.
Wednesday, March 22: The Wahnita Delong Reading featuring writers and professors emeritus Margaret McMullen and William Baer
Margaret McMullan is the author of seven award-winning novels, the story collection Aftermath Lounge, and editor of the anthology, Every Father’s Daughter, which Parade magazine named a “a best Father’s Day Gift and A Sizzling Summer Read.” Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Southern Accents, The Millions, Teachers & Writers Magazine, StorySouth, National Geographic for Kids, TriQuarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Glamour, and The Sun among other journals and anthologies. Margaret is a National Author Winner of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, and she received an NEA fellowship and a Fulbright to research and teach in Hungary for her new memoir Where the Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Exile, Loss, and Return. She taught at the University of Evansville for 25 years, serving as English Department chair, and she helped form the Department of Creative Writing. She was formerly the Melvin Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Creative Writing until she retired in 2015 to write full time. She currently serves as a faculty mentor at the Stony Brook Southampton Low-Residency MFA Program. Margaret, her husband Pat O’Connor, and their dog Samantha currently live in Pass Christian, Mississippi.
William Baer, a recent Guggenheim fellow, is the author of twenty books, including six collections of poetry, most recently “Bocage” and Other Sonnets (recipient of the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize) and Love Sonnets from Kelsay Press. His other books include Luís de Camões: Selected Sonnets; The Ballad Rode into Town; Psalter, and The Unfortunates (recipient of the T.S. Eliot Award). A former Fulbright (Portugal) and the recipient of a N.E.A. Creative Writing Fellowship, he was the founding editor of The Formalist and the founding director of the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. He’s also the author of two collections of short fiction, Times Square and Other Stories and One-and-Twenty Tales, and his plays have been performed at more than thirty American theaters.
Wednesday, April 12: Senior Reading
Each spring during the Senior Reading, graduating creative writing majors read from their poetry and prose, and the Department of Creative Writing announces winners of the Virginia Grabill Writing Awards.