After a week away from classes, three University of Houston writers will return from spring break, rested and ready to read their works.
UH Creative Writing Program students will take center stage during the next edition of the Gulf Coast Reading Series at 7 p.m., March 22 at Rudyard’s British Pub (2010 Waugh Dr.). Admission is free.
Scheduled readers include:
- John Sherer is a master of fine arts candidate. His poetry has appeared in literary magazine Hot Metal Bridge. Sherer earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.
- Nancy K. Pearson is a master of fine arts candidate. Her first book of poetry, “Two Minutes of Light,” earned the 2009 PEN New England Award.
- Selena Anderson, a doctoral candidate, is writing a collection of short stories, as well as a novel. Her work has appeared in publications such as Glimmer Train, Kenyon Review Online and NANO Fiction.
The Gulf Coast Reading Series is an extension of UH’s acclaimed Gulf Coast, A Journal of Literature and Fine Art. Founded in 1986 by Donald Barthelme and Philip Lopate, the journal spotlights the literary and visual arts communities. Gulf Coast is a partnership between CWP, the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston and the Menil Collection. It reviews submissions from artists and writers from around the country. To learn more about the Gulf Coast journal and the reading series, visit www.gulfcoastmag.org.
As part of UH's English department, CWP offers fiction and non-fiction writers and poets intensive training in both creative writing and literary studies. It offers two graduate degrees: the Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. CWP's noted faculty includes award-winning authors and poets such as novelist Antonya Nelson, poet and non-fiction writer Nick Flynn, graphic novelist Mat Johnson and poet Tony Hoagland. To learn more about the program, visit www.class.uh.edu/cwp/.
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