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April 2019

David Shields Masterclass

April 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morgan Hall 301 United States
Free and open to the public

David Shields is the internationally bestselling author of twenty books, including Reality Hunger (named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications), The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead (New York Times bestseller), Black Planet (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and Other People: Takes…

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Pure Products Art Night Reading

April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monarch Espresso Bar United States
free

Please join us for our final Art Night reading of the semester featuring UA Creative Writing professor and acclaimed writer Michael Martone, English Department chair and poet Joel Brouwer, MFA Candidate Joshua Dugat, and visiting poet and professor of English at Bentley University, Ralph Pennel. We're thrilled to wrap up our final reading of the semester in…

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Pure Products Art Night Reading

April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monarch Espresso Bar United States
free

Please join us for our final Art Night reading of the semester featuring UA Creative Writing professor and acclaimed writer Michael Martone, English Department chair and poet Joel Brouwer, MFA Candidate Joshua Dugat, and visiting poet and professor of English at Bentley University, Ralph Pennel. We're thrilled to wrap up our final reading of the semester in…

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Finals Week Write-In

April 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morgan Hall 301 United States
free

Are you a creative writing student looking for a place to work on your final portfolio assignments for your English classes? Or, are you just an undergraduate looking for snacks and a supportive environment to study for final exams? Then come on over to Morgan Hall on Wednesday, April 24 for a quiet space filled with…

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September 2019

Pure Products Reading

September 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monarch Espresso Bar United States
Free

Please join us for our first reading of the semester featuring UA professor Wendy Rawlings; UA English instructor Riley Bingham; MFA candidate Jack Saul; and UA undergraduate creative writing student Tegan Murrell. We hope to see you on the back patio of Monarch Espresso Bar, which features the best coffee in town and a full…

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October 2019

An Evening with Danez Smith

October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bryant Jordan Hall United States
Free and open to the public

Danez Smith is a black, queer, poz writer & performer from St. Paul, MN. Danez is the author of  boy, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and Don’t Call Us Dead, a finalist for the National Book Award. Danez’s third collection, “Homie,” will be published by Graywolf in Spring 2020.…

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November 2019

MFA Creative Writing Reading Series – First Years Read Their Work

November 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Second of two readings held in Fall, 2019, in which first years in the MFA Program in Creative Writing will be reading their work. Reading is open to all and will include six short readings in the Sella-Granata gallery in Woods Hall. Snacks and refreshments provided.

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February 2020

An Evening with Tessa Fontaine and Jessica Lee Richardson

February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, 620 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 United States
Free

Tessa Fontaine is the author of The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts, a New York Times Editors' Choice, finalist for the Utah Book Award, and best book of 2018 from Southern Living, Amazon Editors', Refinery29, PopMatters, and the New York Post. Other writing can be found in The New York Times, Glamour, The Believer, LitHub, and Creative Nonfiction. Tessa won the 2016 AWP Intro Award in Nonfiction, founded Salt Lake City's Writers in the Schools program, and has…

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September 2020

Virtual New Faculty Reading with Kwoya Fagin Maples and Nana Nkewti

September 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New creative writing faculty members Kwoya Fagin Maples and Nana Nkweti will read from their work. The event will take place over Zoom. Please register here to receive a link to join the event. Kwoya Fagin Maples, a Dean’s Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, is the author of Mend (University of Kentucky, 2018), a finalist of the 2019 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry and a finalist of the 2019 Housatonic Poetry Award. Mend tells the story of the birth of obstetrics and gynecology in America and the role black…

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February 2021

Pure Products Reading and Lecture Series

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join the Department of English for the first Pure Products fiction and poetry reading of the semester featuring Pete Beatty, Alina Stefanescu, and Louise Stewart. Please RSVP via the Qualtrics survey link by noon on Thursday, February 4 to receive an email with the Zoom meeting information: https://universityofalabama.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cLVhw1PVHprx3lb

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