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February 2019

Kwoya Fagin Maples Masterclass

February 18, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Morgan Hall 301 United States
Free and open to the public

Kwoya Fagin Maples is a writer from Charleston, S.C. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama and is a graduate Cave Canem Fellow and a Homeschool Lambda Literary Fellow. In addition to a chapbook publication by Finishing Line Press entitled Something of Yours (2010) her work is published in several…

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Kwoya Fagin Maples Reading

February 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public

Kwoya Fagin Maples is a writer from Charleston, S.C. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama and is a graduate Cave Canem Fellow and a Homeschool Lambda Literary Fellow. In addition to a chapbook publication by Finishing Line Press entitled Something of Yours (2010) her work is published in several…

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Jennifer Pemberton Masterclass

February 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Morgan Hall 301 United States
Free and open to the public

Jennifer Pemberton is a writer and journalist based in Juneau, Alaska, where she heads up the newsroom at KTOO public media and manages a team of reporters focused on energy and the environment in Alaska. Her radio stories have been heard on local public radio stations around the country as well as on All Things…

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MFA Reading Series: Josh Dugat and Sarah Scarr

February 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public

What: Crawfish Boil/ Lit Revival feat. Josh Dugat and Sarah Scarr. Bring an appetite for mud bugs, a hankering for words, and your automotive woes! Where: Fast Lane Auto Repair & Maintenance and Lorrie Lane Gallerie @ the Old City Market, 908 31st Ave, Tuscaloosa AL 35401 When: Friday, February 22, 5:00-7:00 pm

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Mike Kardos Masterclass

February 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Morgan Hall 301 United States
Free and open to the public

Michael Kardos is the author of the novels Bluff, Before He Finds Her, and The Three-Day Affair, an Esquire best book of 2012, as well as the story collection One Last Good Time, which won the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters Award for fiction, and the textbook The Art and Craft of Fiction: A Writer’s Guide. His short stories have appeared in The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, and…

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MFA Reading Series: Chase Burke, Matthew Brinkley, Jack Saul

February 27, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public

MFA Candidates Chase Burke, Matthew Brinkley, and Jack Saul will read from their work at UPerk. 

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March 2019

MFA Reading Series: Wendy Dinwiddie, Sarah Cheshire

March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Wendy Dinwiddie and Sarah Cheshire, both MFA candidates in Creative Writing, will read their work at the historic Capitol Park pavillion.

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Sherrie Flick Masterclass

March 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public

Sherrie Flick is the author of the novel Reconsidering Happiness (University of Nebraska Press), the flash fiction chapbook I Call This Flirting (Flume Press), and two short story collections with Autumn House Press: Whiskey, Etc. (2016) and Thank Your Lucky Stars (Fall 2018). Her nonfiction has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Creative Nonfiction, Pittsburgh Quarterly, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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April 2019

Jennifer Horne Masterclass

April 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public

I’m a writer, editor, and teacher, and I enjoy connecting with readers and other writers. On November 1, 2017, I was commissioned Alabama's Poet Laureate, for a four-year term. I grew up in Arkansas and have lived for many years in Alabama, although I’ve also lived abroad, in England and Romania, and have traveled extensively…

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An Evening with David Shields

April 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, 620 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 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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