Monday, 19 March 2012
Uncorked: Michael Crummey and Lisa Moore
This coming Wednesday, March 21st, the English Department's Uncorked speaker series presents writers Michael Crummey and Lisa Moore at one o'clock in room 2071 of the Arts and Administration Building. They will be speaking about "The Art of Publication," sharing their own experiences and advice on writing, publishing, and the ins and outs of the writing life. The session will be moderated by the department's own Larry Mathews.
For those familiar with the work of these two highly esteemed authors, that should probably be enough of a plug. But for the sake of better copy:
Michael Crummey is the author of Flesh and Blood, a collection of short stories, as well as four volumes of poetry and the novels River Thieves, The Wreckage, and Galore. Lisa Moore is the author of two short story collections, Degrees of Nakedness and Open, and two novels, Alligator and February. Both have been nominated for more prizes and awards than can reasonably be listed here, though we do feel the need to mention such names as "Giller," "Commonwealth Writers" and "Man Booker."
Besides being extraordinary prose stylists, they are both also -- the authors of this blog can emphatically testify -- really, really cool people. So if you're in town and free between one and two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, we hope to see you.
Uncorked is a speaker series sponsored by the Department of English and organized by the department's research committee. It is dedicated to bringing in a broad range of scholars, thinkers, and artists to discuss topics of both local and academic interest. "The Art of Publication" is the final session of the 2011-2012 academic year.