Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wendy Rawlings at Gorgas Library at UA

Howdy folks. This just in:

Please join us on Thursday, October 18 in Gorgas Library room 205 at 4 pm for a reading and discussion with Wendy Rawlings of her new novel, The Agnostics (University of Michigan Press, 2007). The book was recently awarded the Michigan Literary Fiction Award for the Novel for 2007 and was just reviewed this week for Publishers' Weekly's Web Exclusive Reviews saying -- "Rawlings writes with vivid sensuousness and a palpable sense of purpose in throwing curveballs at her familiar characters. The result is a probing investigation into the unbearable lovelessness of modern life, and an attendant search for certainty."

Wendy Rawlings is an Associate Professor of English at UA and the current director of UA's internationally known MFA program in Creative Writing. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Utah and an MFA in Creative Writing at Colorado State University. She has held residency fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Yaddo, and is the recipient of the John Farrar Fellowship in Fiction at the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference.

A reception and signing will follow the reading. This UA Libraries event is sponsored in part through the generocity of Lakey and Susan Tolbert.

This reading and reception is not to be missed! We hope to see you there!!

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