First Works in Progress for Fall 2009

September 15, 2009

The Works in Progress event, a reading of, well, works in progress of the students in the MFA / Creative Writing program alongside faculty, begins THIS FRIDAY, September 18 at 7pm at Winnings Coffee on Harvard just south of Central.

Come early to get a coffee or snack, and a good seat– the place fills up!

Featured readers for September 18th include:

Molly Beer’s writing on culture and culture clash has appeared in several magazines and journals, including Nimrod International, Calyx, Sycamore Review, Contemporary Verse 2, and Blue Mesa Review. Her essay “As You Set Out for Ithaka” was listed as Notable by Best American Travel Writing 2006. She is the co-author, with David Dunaway, of Singing Out: An Oral History of America’s Folk Music Revivals, forthcoming from Oxford University Press in March 2010. Her current works-in-progress include a memoir about living in El Salvador and an oral history about New Mexico’s 1979 Church Rock uranium spill, the largest nuclear accident in the world after Chernobyl.

Dana Levin’s first book, In the Surgical Theatre, was awarded the 1999 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize and went on to receive nearly every award available to first books and emerging poets. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including POETRY and The Paris Review. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, PEN, the Witter Bynner Foundation and the Library of Congress, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the Whiting Foundation. A 2007 Guggenheim Fellow, Levin’s most recent book is Wedding Day (Copper Canyon Press).

….bio forthcoming….

David Rubalcava Talamantes relocated to Albuquerque to attend the MFA Program in fiction at UNM. He has poetry published in the Normal Heart and the Rio Grande Review and erotic fiction published in several glossy porno mags. He lives with Lola, a feline diva who has sworn murder upon him one day. David has been slinging coffee for years, writing his shrinking heart out, and attempting to become a semi-optimist by figuring life out, halting his mutant Pisces-power of human manipulation and finally, finding a good man to love. He plans to live in Spain one day.


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