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Writer’s Block keynote speaker, poets to discuss craft, read works

by UofL Today last modified Sep 16, 2013 11:11 AM

UofL’s English department is bringing to Louisville three distinguished writers through the Anne and William Axton Reading Series.

Author Tim Gautreaux will give the keynote address at the Louisville Literary Arts’ Writer’s Block Festival in October and award-winning poets Greg Wrenn and Tony Hoagland will be on Belknap Campus to read from their works and give master classes.

Here’s the schedule:

Sept. 26 ‒ 27. Greg Wrenn, Jones lecturer at Stanford University’s creative writing program and author of “Centaur,” which won the 2013 Brittingham Prize in Poetry, will read at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Bingham Poetry Room, Ekstrom Library, and lead a two-hour master class at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 in Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building.

Oct. 12. Tim Gautreaux, professor emeritus and writer in residence at Southeastern Louisiana University, has published two short-story collections and three novels. The Axton series is sponsor of his reading for the Louisville Literary Arts’ Writer’s Block Festival at 6 p.m. at UofL’s downtown Cressman Center for Visual Arts, 100 E. Main St.

Nov. 21 – 22. Tony Hoagland, associate English professor at University of Houston and teacher in Warren Wilson College’s low-residency master of fine arts program has published several poetry volumes and a book of essays on poetic craft. He will read at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, and lead a two-hour master class at 10 a.m. Nov. 22 in Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building.

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