15th ANNUAL YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP
2013 READING SERIES: JUNE 25-JUNE 29, 2013
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
You are invited to hear this year's participating guests, faculty, graduate students and Young Writers Workshop participants! Readings are free and open to the public!
Tuesday, June 25:
8-9 PM: Guest reader JOSH WOODS in Parkinson 124
Josh Woods is a fiction writer and editor. He has received degrees from the University of Evansville and the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University. His books include The Book of Villains (Main Street Rag) and The Versus Anthology (Press 53). He teaches at Kaskaskia College.
Wednesday, June 26:
4–5 PM: MFA Program graduate student readings by Staci R. Schoenfeld, Maggie Graber, and Max Tegethoff in Faner 1224
8–9 PM: Guest/Faculty Reading: RUTH AWAD and ALLISON JOSEPH in Parkinson 124
Ruth Awad is a poet, tattoo artist, jewelry designer and graduate of the Ohio State University and the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University. Her poems have been widely published in journals such as Missouri Review, Copper Nickel (annual poetry contest prize), and the New Republic. http://ruthawad.com
Allison Joseph is the director of the SIUC Young Writers Workshop. A poet, editor, teacher and writer, her latest book is My Father's Kites (Steel Toe Books).
Thursday, June 27:
4–5 PM: MFA Program in Creative Writing graduate student readings by Austin Kodra, Zach Macholz, and John Stanford Owen in Faner 1224
8–9 PM: Guest writer NICK OSTDICK in Parkinson 124
Nick Ostdick is a fiction writer, editor, and teacher. He is a graduate of Carroll College and the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University. He edited the anthology Hair Lit, Volume 1, a collection of stories about hair metal.http://nickostdick.com
Friday, June 28:
4–5 PM: MFA Program in Creative Writing graduate student reading by Ashley Sigmon and Brett Gaffney in Faner 1224
8–9 PM: Guest writer: MICHAEL MEYERHOFER in Parkinson 124
Michael Meyerhofer's third book, Damnatio Memoriae, won the Brick Road Poetry Book Contest. Previous books are Blue Collar Eulogies (Steel Toe Books) and Leaving Iowa (winner of the Liam Rector First Book Award). He has also published five chapbooks and is the Poetry Editor of Atticus Review. His fantasy novel, Wytchfire (the first in a series) will be published in early 2014. troublewithhammers.com.
Saturday, June 29:
1:05–3:15 PM: Young Writers Workshop Participant reading in Parkinson 124
Participants from this year's teen-focused writers' workshop will read from their work!