LitFest 2013 Schedule

WordSpace Student Readings at LitFest

Wednesday, March 20th McCord Auditorium in Dallas Hall, 6:30pm

Student Writers will read their work from Greenhill School, Hockaday School, Prometheus Academy, Dallas Poetry Youth Slam, Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet, Yavneh Academy, and Texans CAN Academy.


Thursday, March 21st

Readings by Debra Spark

DeGolyer Library, 6pm

Debra Spark has authored four books of fiction, including The Pretty Girl, a collection of stories, and Good for the Jews,and the non-fiction collection Curious Attractions: Essays on Fiction Writing. She is a professor atColby College and teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Friday, March 22nd

Readings by Alix Ohlin and Alan Michael Parker

DeGolyer Library, 3pm

Alan Michael Parker has authored seven collections of poetry, including Long Division, which won the 2012 North Carolina Book Award. He teaches at Davidson College and the Queens University low-residency M.F.A. program. Alix Ohlin is the author of The Missing Person, and Babylon and Other Stories. Her latest collection, Signs and Wonders, and a novel, Inside, were published on June 5, 2012. Alix lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, teaching at Lafayette College and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.


Friday, March 22nd

Readings by Vievee Francis

DeGolyer Library, 6pm

Honors for Tatjana Soli’s bestselling debut novel, The Lotus Eaters, include New York Times Notable Book, finalist for the LA Times Book Award, and winner of the James Tait Black Prize. Her second book, The Forgetting Tree, is a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Vievee Francis is the author of two books of poetry, Blue-Tail Fly and Horse in the Dark. Her work appears in Best American Poetry 2010, and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. She is associate editor for Callaloo: A Journal of African Diasporic Arts & Letters.

Saturday, March 23rd

Readings by Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Natalie Serber

DeGolyer Library, 2pm

Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s The Last Time I saw Amelia Earhart won the 2006 Connecticut Book Award in Poetry and was shortlisted for the Northern California Book Award. Her second collection, Apocalyptic Swing, was a finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. An instructor at the California College of Arts and Warren Wilson College, Gabrielle also runs the Best American Poetry Blog. Natalie Serber’s work was shortlisted for Best American Short Stories. She teaches writing in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her family. Natalie’s new book is Shout Her Lovely Name.

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