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Festival Schedule of Events

Writers Festival 2010Friday, November 5

8 PM

Henri Cole and James Lasdun will read new and published works. Room 1A of Smathers Library East, University of Florida.

Saturday, November 6

1–3 PM

Henri Cole, James Lasdun, and Wells Tower will talk informally about their work. Alachua County Public Library, 401 E. University Avenue, Gainesville.

8 PM

Wells Tower will read new and published work. Room 1A of Smathers Library East, University of Florida.

All events are free and open to the public.

The Festival is presented by MFA@FLA, the Creative Writing Program of the Department of English of the University of Florida. For further information please contact Hilary Jacqmin at <hjacqmin@ufl.edu> or visit the MFA at Florida WWW site, at <http://www.english.ufl.edu/crw/>

About the Festival Writers

Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1956. He was reared in Virginia. He holds graduate degrees from the College of William and Mary, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and Columbia University. He has published seven collections of poetry, and his poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. He teaches at Ohio State University and lives in Boston.

James Lasdun was born in London in 1958 and now lives in the US. He is a poet, fiction writer and screenwriter. He has published four collections of short stories, three poetry collections, two non-fiction books, and two novels. His co-screenwriting credits include Sunday, which won both Best Feature and Best Screenplay awards at Sundance, and Signs and Wonders. His most recent book is the short story collection It’s Beginning to Hurt.

Wells Tower is the author of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, a collection of short fiction. Tower’s fiction and journalism have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, GQ, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, The Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. Tower was named one of America’s twenty best writers under forty by The New Yorker magazine. He divides his time between Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Brooklyn, New York.