WriterHouse: Women in Poetry with Melanie Moro-Huber and Roselyn Elliott

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Oct 242012
 

As part of WriterHouse’s celebration of National Poetry month, on Friday, April 20, 2012, 7pm, poet Melanie Moro-Huber  read from her new book Axe in Hand (2012, New York Quarterly Books) and talked to fellow poet Roselyn Elliott about women in poetry.

WriterHouse: Does This Play Make my Brown Look Gay? Writing at the Intersection of Race and Sexuality

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Oct 032012
 

On March 10, 2012, playwright Enrique Urueta discussed his experience writing in the context of race and sexuality.

Enrique Urueta is a queer Colombian-American playwright from South Boston, VA whose award-winning plays Learn to Be LatinaThe Danger of Bleeding Brown, and Forever Never Comes have been presented across the country.

WriterHouse: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Speculative Fiction Reading

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Mar 192012
 

On February 16, 2012, seven members of the WriterHouse SFF group shared short stories or short selections of longer pieces. The readers were Louise Ball, Bonnie Redding, Jessica Glendinning, Josh Pritchett, John Tansey, Beth Stombock, and Sophia Volpi.

Charles Shields on the Importance of Detail in Biography

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Apr 102010
 

Charles ShieldsCharles Shields, author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee and a forthcoming biography of Kurt Vonnegut, shared his insights on the use of details in biography at WriterHouse on Tuesday, April 6, 2010.

Charles J. Shields spent four years researching and writing Mockingbird. Shields has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in American history from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he was a James Scholar. He lives in central Virginia with his wife, Guadalupe.

WriterHouse hosts poets Kevin McFadden and Angie Hogan

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Aug 262008
 

Kevin McFadden

Kevin McFadden and Angie Hogan presented an evening of poetry and letterpress at WriterHouse on Wednesday, August 20, 2008. Kevin McFadden is the author of Hardscrabble, an inaugural selection of the VQR Poetry series. Originally from the Cleveland area, he was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia and now lives in Charlottesville. His poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Fence, Kenyon Review, Parnassus, Ploughshares, Poetry, and in other publications.

Angie Hogan

Angie Hogan received her MFA from the University of Virginia, where she was a Hoyns Fellow as well as the recipient of a Javits Fellowship. Her poems appear in The Antioch Review, Bellingham Review, Harpur Palate, New Orleans Review, Notre Dame Review, Ploughshares, Third Coast, and The Virginia Quarterly Review among other journals. Originally from East Tennessee, she now  works at the University of Virginia Press.

McFadden and Hogan read from their works and discussed the writing life and the art of letterpress in a question-and-answer session following their reading.