The Spoken Word: Creative Writing Comes Alive at UH

The 2013-2014 season of Poetry & Prose: Creative Writers at the University of Houston kicks off on October 9.

The Evening with New Creative Writers will feature M.F.A. and Ph.D. students in the UH Creative Writing Program, including Martin Rock, Matthew Salesses, Adrienne Perry and Rhianna Brandt. PoetryProseGraphicForWeb

Martin Rock’s poems have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Bateau, Conduit, Salamander, Best New Poets 2012, and other journals. His recent chapbook from Brooklyn Arts Press, Dear Mark, is a response to the work of Mark Rothko and a previous chapbook, Fish, You Bird, was published by Pilot in 2010. He is editor in chief of the online journal of poetry, art, and translation, Loaded Bicycle, and is an assistant poetry editor for Gulf Coast. He holds degrees from Florida State University and NYU, and is the recipient of fellowships from the Starworks Foundation, InPrint, and the Port Townsend Writers Conference.

Matthew Salesses is the author of a novel, I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying, a novella, The Last Repatriate, and two chapbooks. He is the Fiction Editor and a Contributing Writer for The Good Men Project. He has also written for The New York Times, NPR, The Rumpus, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, and others. His latest project is a couple of ebooks forthcoming from Thought Catalog Books.

Adrienne Perry grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the daughter of a rolling stone from Southern California and a mother whose family homesteaded outside of Gillette. In past lives, Adrienne has worked as a reference librarian, a chambermaid, a college counselor, an admissions officer, and an au pair. A graduate of Hampshire College and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, Adrienne is also a Kimbilio Fellow.

Rhianna Brandt is from Hays, North Carolina and has studied creative writing at Salem College and the University of Houston.

Now in its 14th year, Poetry & Prose showcases the talented writers of UH in the beautiful and centrally located Honors College Commons.  “We have an amazing, Tier One-quality creative writing program, and Poetry & Prose is a great way to give our creative minds yet another venue,” said Kerry Creelman, UH Libraries coordinator of undergraduate instruction and outreach. “Houston is a great city for reading opportunities, and this is just one more that is geared towards the UH community.”

The 2013-2014 series line-up includes:

  • Wednesday, October 9 – new Creative Writing Program graduate students
  • Wednesday, November 6 – the Shrimp Boat Projects, a creative research project that explores the regional culture of the Houston area
  • Wednesday, February 12 – an evening with non-fiction writers
  • Wednesday, April 16 – featuring undergraduate Creative Writing students with work appearing in Glass Mountain

All readings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Posted on October 7th, 2013 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Special Event or Display | Comments Off on The Spoken Word: Creative Writing Comes Alive at UH