Wednesday, May 4, 2011

TONIGHT: Greg Glazner and Kevin Wilson

Hope you can join us at the exciting events tonight and next week!



Greg Glazner Reads at Bistro 33

May 4, Wednesday, 8:30 P.M., Bistro 33

Born in Anson, Texas, Greg Glazner earned a BA from Hardin-Simmons University, and an MA and MFA from the University of Montana. Glazner's books of poetry include From the Iron Chair, which won the prestigious Walt Whitman Award, and Singularity, both published by W.W. Norton. He has also been awarded the Bess Hokin Award for Poetry and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Currently, Glazner is completing a multi-genre novel, Rag in a Loud Wind. Sections of the novel have appeared in magazines including Seneca Review, Ploughshares, Colorado Review, Idaho Review, and Iron Horse Literary Review. He is currently a visiting writer teaching advanced poetry seminars at UC Davis.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early at Bistro 33 to secure a seat, and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic list.

Who: Greg Glazner

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series
When: Wednesday, May 4th, 8:30 P.M.
Where: Bistro 33, at 226 F Street

Kevin Wilson reads and discusses his book of short stories, TUNNELING TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (Harper Perennial).

May 4, Wednesday, 7pm to 8:30pm, 126 Voorhies Hall.

Free and open to the general public. For more info contact Lucy Corin, Wilson’s collection of stories Tunneling to the Center of the Earth is populated by characters in search of genuine connection within their claustrophobic worlds: a sorter of tiles in a Scrabble factory, a professional grandmother-for-hire, an attendant in a museum of forgotten objects. The book was awarded the Shirley Jackson Award and the Alex Award. Kevin Wilson is a recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the KHN Center for the Arts.


Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will address research and DNA analysis and poignant family stories in a lively discussion on individual lineage and African American history.

May 9, Monday, 8:00pm, The Mondavi Center.

Buy tickets and watch videos of Gates here.

Beth Rose Middleton presents her new book, TRUST IN THE LAND (Univ. of Arizona Press).

May 10, Tuesday, Noon to 1:00pm, The Bookstore Lounge.

Free and open to the general public. For more info contact me. Beth Rose Middleton examines new and innovative ideas concerning Native land conservancies, providing advice on land trusts, collaborations, and conservation groups. This informative book will appeal to Native and non-Native individuals and organizations interested in protecting the land as well as environmentalists and government agencies.

Pat Pattison in UWP's Conversations with Writers Series.

May 12th, Thursday, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 126 Voorhies Hall.

Free and open to the general public. For more info please contact Karma Waltonen, 530-902-3446 In addition to his three published works, Writing Better Lyrics, The Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure, and The Essential Guide to Rhyming, Pat has developed three online lyric writing courses as well as a new Poetry course, available through Berklee's Online School. He has written over 30 articles for Home & Studio Recording Magazine, and Performing Songwriter. This event is sponsored by the University Writing Program at UC Davis.

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The Davis Poetry Book Project

From the website: “This project aims to publish a book of poems about Davis, written by current and past members of the Davis community. The completed book is directed toward all the citizens of Davis, as the content is relevant to all people who are interested experiencing the history, both general and personal, the people, and the spirit of Davis through art. This book will also be of special interest to schools, for introducing students to poetry in an accessible and relatable way, as well as introducing them to their community by way of a meaningful, personal medium.” Submission deadline is August 15.

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