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T. R. Hummer

T. R. Hummer

Monday, September 22, 2014
Lyric Theatre
20 E. Main St.
Frostburg, MD 21532
7:30 PM

 

The Frostburg Center for Creative Writing is pleased to announce poet T.R. Hummer as the first reader for the fall 2014 reading season. The event is free for all to attend and will be held at 7:30 pm on Monday, September 22nd in the Lyric Theater, located at 20 E. Main Street in Frostburg.

Hummer will be reading from his new collection of poems, Skandalon. His other books include Translation of Light (1976), The Angelic Orders (1982), The Passion of the Right-Angled Man (1987), The Eighteen-Thousand-Ton Olympic Dream (1987), Walt Whitman in Hell (1996), Useless Virtues (2001), The Infinity Sessions (2005), and Ephemeron (2011). He has also written two books of literary criticism -- The Muse in the Machine: Essays on Poetry and the Anatomy of the Body Politic (2006) and Available Surfaces (2012) – and won numerous literary awards, including two Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Hummer has taught at Kenyon College, Middlebury College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Georgia-Athens. He is the Director of the creative writing program at Arizona State University. In addition to all of his literary merits, Hummer is also an accomplished saxophonist and can be heard on the album Young and Evil by Little Ronnie and the Grand Dukes, his blues group.

Gerry LaFemina, the Director of the Center for Creative Writing and Associate Professor of English at Frostburg State University, says, “We’re extremely lucky to have T.R. Hummer coming to Frostburg. His poems combine narration and meditation and lyricism in lush, musically rich and imagistically powerful compositions. Beyond his poems, though, he’s also edited some of the finest literary journals in the past 25 years. For as long as I’ve been reading poems, I’ve been reading Hummer’s work, and I’m excited he’s going to be in our town.”

For more information, feel free to contact the Center for Creative Writing by email at cwcenter@frostburg.edu or by phone at (301) 687-4340.



Laura McCollough and Suzanne Parker

Laura McCollough Suzanne Parker
                     Laura McCollough                      &                      Suzanne Parker

April 24th, 2014
Lane Center 113
Frostburg State University,
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303
7:30 PM

 

Frostburg State University’s Center for Creative Writing is excited to announce Laura McCullough and Suzanne Parker as our next visiting authors as part of our Spring 2014 Reading Series.  Their readings will take place in the Lane Center, Room 113, on Frostburg State’s campus on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 7:30 PM

Laura McCullough has written several books, including her book of poetry, Panic (Alice James Books), her edited anthology, The Room & The World: Essays on the Poetry of Stephen Dunn (Syracuse University Press, 2013), and her most recent book of poetry, Rigger Death & Hoist Another (Black Lawrence Press, 2013).  In addition, her collection of “linked monologues in the voices of women from around the globe” entitled Shutters*Voices*Wind will be published by ELJ Publications.  McCullough has been awarded several honors and scholarships throughout the course of her career, and she has been published in several anthologies and literary magazines and journals. 

Suzanne Parker is the author of Viral, a collection of poems. Her recent and forthcoming publications include Serving House, Rattapallax, Macguffin, Cider Press Review, and others. Her creative non-fiction is published by the U of Wisconsin P in the travel anthology Something to Declare. She is a winner of the Alice M. Sellars Award from the Academy of American Poets and was a Poetry Fellow at the Prague Summer Seminars. Suzanne co-directs the creative writing program at Brookdale Community College and teaches poetry workshops at the very tip of Manhattan with the Uptown Writers Group.

Sponsored in part by the Frostburg Student Government Association and the Frostburg 3 AM Society, as well as the Allegany Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, this event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, please contact the Center for Creative Writing at cwcenter@frostburg.edu or call us at (301) 687-4340.


Michael Martone Reading
March 12th, 2014
Lyric Theatre

20 E. Main St.
Frostburg MD 21532
7:30 PM


MichaelMartone


This event is free for all to attend and will be held at 7:30 on Wednesday, March 12th in the Lyric Theatre located at 20 East Main Street in Downtown Frostburg.

Michael A. Martone is a professor at The Program in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama, where he has been teaching since 1996. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Four for a Quarter: Fictions (fiction), Double-Wide: Collected Fiction of Michael Martone (fiction), Racing in Place: Collages, Fragments, Postcards, Ruins (nonfiction), and The Blue Guide to Indiana (fictional travel guide). His 2005 work, Michael Martone, is an investigation of form and autobiography. It was originally written as a series of contributor's notes for various publications. His literary forte is "false biographies."

Martone attended Butler University and graduated from Indiana University. He holds a MA from the Writing Seminars of Johns Hopkins University. He has been a faculty member of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and has taught at Iowa State University, Harvard University and Syracuse University. Martone won the 1998 Associated Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction for his book Flatness and Other Landscapes published by University of Georgia Press.

He lives in Tuscaloosa with his wife, the poet Theresa Pappas. The couple has two sons.

Co-sponsored by the 3 A.M. Society and the Student Government Association, this event is also sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, the Maryland Arts Council, the Frostburg State University Department of English and College of Liberal Arts Sciences, with additional funding from AmeriCorps.
         
            For more information contact the Center for Creative Writing:
            Telephone: 301-687-4340
            E-mail: cwcenter@frostburg.edu
            www.frostburg.edu/cwcenter/




Katie Fallon Reading
November 19th, 2013
Lyric Theatre
20 E. Main St.
Frostburg MD 21532
7:30 PM


Katie Fallon


  This event is free for all to attend and will be held at 7:30 on Tuesday, November 19th in the Lyric Theatre located at 20 East Main Street in Downtown Frostburg.

           Katie Fallon is the author of Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (Ruka Press, 2011), which was a finalist for the Reed Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment. Her nonfiction has appeared in Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Ecotone, Tusculum Review, Fourth River, and elsewhere. Katie has taught creative writing at Virginia Tech and West Virginia University, and she is a co-founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia. Her first word was "bird."
           
            This event is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, the Maryland Arts Council, the Frostburg State University Department of English and College of Liberal Arts Sciences, with additional funding from AmeriCorps.
            For more information contact the Center for Creative Writing:
            Telephone: 301-687-4340
            E-mail: cwcenter@frostburg.edu
            www.frostburg.edu/cwcenter/

Karen McElmurray Reading
October 24th, 2013
Lyric Theatre,
20 E. Main St.
Frostburg MD 21532

7:30 PM


Karen McElmurray


          The event is free for all to attend and will be held at 7:30 on October 24th in the Lyric Theatre located at 20 East Main Street in Downtown Frostburg.

           Karen Salyer McElmurray’s Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother’s Journey, was an AWP Award Winner for Creative Nonfiction. Her novels are The Motel of the Stars, Editor’s Pick by Oxford American, and Strange Birds in the Tree of Heaven, winner of the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing. Other stories and essays have appeared in Iron Horse, Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Riverteeth, and in the anthologies An Angle of Vision, Listen Here, Dirt, and To Tell the Truth. Her writing has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Most recently, her essay, “Strange Tongues,” was the recipient of the Annie Dillard Award from The Bellingham Review.She currently teaches in the Low-Residency MFA Programs at West Virginia Wesleyan University and Murray State University. In Spring 2014, she will be the Lewis Rubin Writer-in-Residence at Hollins University.
           
            This event is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, the Maryland Arts Council, the Frostburg State University Department of English and College of Liberal Arts Sciences, with additional funding from AmeriCorps.

            For more information contact the Center for Creative Writing:
            Telephone: 301-687-4340
            E-mail: cwcenter@frostburg.edu
            www.frostburg.edu/cwcenter/



Rick Campbell Reading
September 19th, 2013
Lyric Theatre,
20 E. Main St.
Frostburg MD 21532

7:30 PM

   Rick

             See interview here.

            The Frostburg Center for Creative Writing is excited to begin the fall 2013 Reading season with poet, Rick Campbell. The event is free for all to attend and will be held at 7:30 on September 19th in the Lyric Theatre located at 20 East Main Street in Downtown Frostburg.

             Rick Campbell is the author of four books of poems: Dixmont, (Autumn House Press) The Traveler’s Companion (Black Bay Books); Setting The World In Order (Texas Tech Press); and A Day’s Work (State Street Press).  He has edited two anthologies: Isle of Flowers and Snakebird (Anhinga Press) and won a Pushcart Prize, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and two poetry fellowships from the Florida Arts Council. He’s published poems and essays in many journals including The Georgia Review, The Florida Review, Prairie Schooner, Fourth River, Kestrel, Story South and others.  Campbell is the director of Anhinga Press and teaches English at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. 

            Frostburg Center for Creative Writing Director Gerry LaFemina says, "It's great to have a writer like Rick come out to FSU--he's a terrific poet, surely, and he has ties to the region having grown up in Pittsburgh.  More importantly he's a great teacher and a great friend to writers.  His work with Anhinga Press--one of the best independent poetry publishers in the country--is well known, and he is surely one of the best poetry editors in the country.  Our students and our local writers will get a lot out of this event."

            This event is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, the Maryland Arts Council, the Frostburg State University Department of English and College of Liberal Arts Sciences, with additional funding from AmeriCorps.

            For more information contact the Center for Creative Writing:
Telephone: 301-687-4340
E-mail: cwcenter@frostburg.edu
www.frostburg.edu/cwcenter/