Visiting Writers Series - Current Schedule


A Poetry Reading with Adam Vines
Wednesday March 5, 2014
7:30 p.m., IC 101 (International Center Auditorium) 

ADAM VINES teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and edits Birmingham Poetry Review. His first collection of poetry is The Coal Life (University of Arkansas Press, 2012). 





A Fiction Reading with Justin Torres 
Wednesday March 19, 2014
7:30 p.m., IC 101 (International Center Auditorium)  

JUSTIN TORRES is the author of the novel We the Animals (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011). His stories and essays have appeared in Glimmer Train, Granta, The GuardianHarper’s, The New Yorker, and Tin House and have been featured on NPR. We the Animals was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for outstanding literary work by a debut author, was a finalist for a Publishing Triangle Award, won an Adult Debut Honor Award in the Indies Choice Book Awards, and has been translated into a dozen languages. A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was the Truman Capote Literary Trust fellow, Torres has also received a Rolón Fellowship in literature from United States Artists and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship to Stanford University’s Creative Writing Program, as well as, most recently,  a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study.






A Poetry Reading with Alex Lemon
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 
5:30 p.m., Woods Theatre (Theater and Dance Building) 

ALEX LEMON is the author of Happy: A Memoir and four poetry collections: MosquitoHallelujah BlackoutFancy Beasts and The Wish Book. An essay collection is  forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. His writing has appeared in Esquire, American Poetry Review, The Huffington Post, Ploughshares, Best American Poetry, Tin House, Kenyon Review, AGNI, New England Review, The Southern Review and jubilat, among others. Among his awards are a 2005 Fellowship in Poetry from the NEA and a 2006 Minnesota Arts Board Grant. He is an editor-at-large for Saturnalia Books, the poetry editor of descant and frequently writes book reviews for the Dallas Morning News. He lives in Ft. Worth, Texas, and teaches at TCU.