The MFA Program schedule of lectures and readings

The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College
Public Schedule – Winter 2007

The public is welcome to attend the morning lectures and evening readings in fiction and poetry offered during the Warren Wilson College Master of Fine Arts Program for Writers’ winter residency. Events last approximately one hour. Admission is free. For more information, call the MFA Office: (828) 771-3715.

Readings will begin at 8:15 pm in the Fellowship Hall behind the Chapel unless indicated otherwise.

The schedule is subject to change.

READINGS – 8:15pm
by MFA faculty and graduating students

Wednesday, January 3
Maud Casey, Debra Allbery, Alexander Parsons, Eleanor Wilner

Thursday, January 4
Stacey D’Erasmo, Mark Jarman, Danzy Senna, Stephen Dobyns

Friday, January 5
Jennifer Grotz, Percival Everett, Brooks Haxton, Kevin McIlvoy

Saturday, January 6
Victor LaValle, Betty Adcock, Megan Staffel, Steve Orlen

Sunday, January 7—in Gladfelter, Canon Lounge
Rick Barot, Adria Bernardi, Marianne Boruch, Robert Boswell

Monday, January 8, 5:30-7:00pm
Reception and faculty reading at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood
Street, Asheville

Tuesday, January 9
Charles D’Ambrosio, Tony Hoagland, David Haynes, Ellen Bryant Voigt

Wednesday, January 10
Maurice Manning, Debra Spark, Martha Rhodes, Peter Turchi

Thursday, January 11
Graduating student readings: Leslie Blanco, Thad Logan, Anna Clark, Kathy
Alma Peterson,
Jason Githens

Friday, January 12 (4:30pm, followed by Graduation Ceremony)
Graduating student readings: Jeneva Stone, Catherine Brown, Catherine
Williamson, Bora Reed

Faculty Lectures
by Warren Wilson MFA faculty follows:

The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College
In the Fellowship Hall behind the College Chapel unless indicated otherwise.

Thursday, January 4, 11:15am

Friday, January 5, 10:30am
DEBRA SPARK: Size Matters

Saturday, January 6, 10:30 am
ELEANOR WILNER: “Like a piece of ice on a hot stove, a poem must ride on its own melting….” (Frost)

Sunday, January 7, 10:30am
KEVIN McILVOY: Unmasking “God” in Fiction

Tuesday, January 9, 10:30am
RICK BAROT: The First Herbert

Wednesday, January 10, 10:30am
BROOKS HAXTON: Else Lasker-Schüler

Thursday, January 11, 10:30am
STEPHEN DOBYNS: The Nature of Metaphor

Friday, January 12, 9:30am

Friday, January 12, 10:45am
ADRIA BERNARDI: The China Night-Light and the Bottle-Tree: Visual Image and Noise in Eudora Welty

Flood Fine Art Center Poetry Reading

My wife and I just returned from a poery reading at the Flood Fine Art Center. Four great poets read their work. All I can say is… heavy, man, real heavy.

Had to cut out early because morning comes early when your one of the maniac Americans traveling this weekend. If you’re on 95 heading to NYC look for me… I’ll be cussin’ out drivers in Old English; Geoffrey Chaucer style–thou dryve as if the develes on thyn ers.

Poetry reading at the Flood Fine Art Center

Audrey Hope Rinehart handed my wife an event card about this poetry reading:

Asheville, NC… On Friday, December 22, 2006, at 7:00pm The Flood Fine Art Center in the River District, will host the first in an ongoing series of poetry readings. Four local poets: Jeff Davis, Josh Flaccavento, David Hopes, and Audrey Hope Rinehart will each read in a round robin format.

Jaye Bartell poetry reading at The New French Bar

Jaye Bartell

Here’s some images from last week’s farewell poetry reading at The New French Bar. Sorry I didn’t post these sooner. I have been cur-AY-zee BIZ-ee (that’s listless lingo for “crazy busy”).

Audrey Hope

If you missed it… too, bad. The place was packed–standing room only! The entire Asheville literary scene was there… OK, maybe not the entire literary scene. Jeff Davis, Keith Flynn, Sebastian Matthews (BTW, congrats on your Pushcart nomination), Chall Gray and many more came to enjoy a night of poetry and say good-bye to poet Jaye Bartell.

Ingrid Carson

Jaye invited several local poets to read and then he closed out the evening by reading from his chapbooks and yes–his beer coaster poems. His beer coaster poems are scheduled to be published in April 2008 by someone who I can’t remember. Anyone remember?

Recently published writings

Blue Sky Asheville published a Christmas essay I wrote and Wander published a poem.

Narrative Non-Fiction Comics: UPDATE

The Indie features part one of my creative non-fiction comic, Strange Familiar Place, this month. It has been a year of trying to find a place courageous enough to take the risk on a no-name amateur artist.

So I am excited and disappointed at the same time. Excited because it is finally printed. Disappointed because the publisher enlarged the art almost double the size. This may not be a big deal for most of you, but fellow artists (especially those lacking confidence) realize enlarging one’s artwork reveals all the naked mistakes. Nothing worse than being naked in a December issue.

The Indie is available at: Malaprops, True Blue Arts, Pack Library, Woolworth Walk, Rosetta’s Kitchen, Mellow Mushroom, Hannah Flannagan’s, Fine Arts Theater, Early Girl Eatery, Port City Java, Burgermeisters, Lucky Otter, West End Bakery and many other locations.

Previous thoughts and intimations on creative non-fiction comics: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]