Ian McEwan will be reading on 03/26/2013 at the William Pitt Union Ballroom.
Celebrating our 13th Season
Eileen Myles will be reading at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium on March 21 at 8:30 PM. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
FRICK FINE ARTS AUDITORIUM
Reading: Thursday, April 4 at 8:30 in CL 501
Q&A for students: Thursday, April 4 at 4:00 in G28 Benedum
(focus on American Fanatics)
Pitt English alum Dorothy Barresi is the author of four books of poetry:
*American Fanatics***(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010), *Rouge Pulp* (Pitt Press)
*The Post-Rapture Diner*(winner of the American Book Award);
and *All of the Above (*winner of the Barnard New Women Poet’s Prize*).*
She has received two Pushcart Prizes, the Emily Clark Balch Prize from *Virginia Quarterly Review*, and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship; Currently serving as a judge for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry, Barresi is Professor of English and Creative Writing at California State University, Northridge.****
Link to a poem:
Link to 2 poems:
EILEEN MYLES//MARCH 21//FRICK FINE ARTS AUDITORIUM//8:30 PM, FREE!
Eileen Myles (born 1949) is an American poet and writer who has produced more than twenty volumes of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, libretti, plays, and performance pieces over the last three decades. Myles is described as “one of the savviest and most restless intellects in contemporary literature.” In 2012 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete Afterglow, (a memoir) which gives both a real and fantastic account of a dog’s life.
Ian McEwan’s works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction numerous times, winning the award for Amsterdam in 1998. His novel Atonement received the WH Smith Literary Award (2002), National Book Critics’ Circle Fiction Award (2003), Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction (2003), and the Santiago Prize for the European Novel (2004). He was awarded a CBE in 2000. In 2006, he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel Saturday, and his novel On Chesil Beach was named Galaxy Book of the Year at the 2008 British Book Awards. McEwan has been named the Reader’s Digest Author of the Year for 2008, the 2010 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, and in 2011 was awarded the Jerusalem Prize. McEwan lives in London. His latest novel is Sweet Tooth.