UNT Visiting Writers Series begins Oct. 2 with author Laird Hunt

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National award-winning authors are coming to the University of North Texas this fall.
National award-winning authors are coming to the University of North Texas this fall.

DENTON (UNT), Texas — Three national award-winning authors are coming to the University of North Texas this fall. 

Each semester, the Creative Writing department in the Department of English invites distinguished authors to the Denton campus for a series of readings and book signings.

The 2019 UNT Visiting Writers Series will include author Laird Hunt (Oct. 2) and poet Ada Limón (Nov. 21). Poet Donald Revell also will stop in for a special reading and Q&A event Nov. 7. 

All events are free and parking is available at the Union Circle Garage. Barnes and Noble at UNT will have the featured writers’ books available for purchase during each evening reading.

 

UNT VISITING WRITERS SERIES

Oct. 2 (Wednesday) | Laird Hunt

Laird Hunt, a former United Nations press officer and current professor of literary arts at Brown University, has penned seven novels and a collection of short works, which span a number of genres from experimental literature to literary noir. His works include “Kind One,” which won the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction and “Neverhome,” winner of both the Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine and Italy's Bridge Prize. His reviews and essays also have been published in “The New York Times,” “The Washington Post,” “The Wall Street Journal” “The Guardian,” “The Irish Times” and “The Los Angeles Times,” and his fiction has appeared in many literary journals here and abroad.

Q&A: 4 p.m. in Room 121 of Terrill Hall, 1611 W. Mulberry St., Denton

Reading/book signing: 8 p.m. in Room 333 of the UNT University Union, 1155 Union Circle, Denton

 

Nov. 21 (Thursday) | Ada Limón

Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including “The Carrying,” which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry and was named one of the top 5 poetry books of the year by “The Washington Post.” Her fourth book “Bright Dead Things” was named a finalist for the National Book Award, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency MFA program, and the online and summer programs for the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She also works as a freelance writer in Lexington, Kentucky.

Q&A: 4 p.m. in Room 120 of Terrill Hall, 1611 W. Mulberry St., Denton

Reading/book signing: 8 p.m. in Room 116 of Sage Hall, 1167 Union Circle, Denton

 

SPECIAL EVENT

Nov. 7 (Thursday) | Donald Revell

Donald Revell is the author of 15 collections of poetry, most recently of “The English Boat” and “Drought-Adapted Vine.” Revell also has published six volumes of translations from the French, including Guillaume Apollinaire's “Alcools” and Arthur Rimbaud's “A Season in Hell.” His critical writings have been collected as: “Essay: A Critical Memoir,” “The Art of Attention” and “Invisible Green: Selected Prose.” Winner of the PEN America Translation Award and two-time winner of the PEN America Award for Poetry, Revell has also won the Academy of American Poets' Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and is a former fellow of the Ingram Merrill and Guggenheim foundations. Additionally, he has twice been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Having previously taught at the Universities of Alabama, Denver, Iowa, Missouri, Tennessee, and Utah, Revell is currently a professor of English at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and faculty affiliate of the Black Mountain Institute.

Reading and Q&A: 6:30 p.m. in Room 394 of the UNT University Union, 1155 Union Circle, Denton

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

Media Contacts:

Heather Noel
heather.noel@unt.edu
940-369-8218