Kratz Center for Creative Writing Presents a Faculty Reading by Kathy Flann and Bill U’Ren
Release date: April 21, 2010
The Kratz Center for Creative Writing is presenting a faculty reading by Kathy Flann and Bill U’Ren, both fiction-writing professors from Goucher’s English Department. The event will be held Wednesday, April 21, at 8 p.m. in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum.
This event is free, and walk-ins are accepted. For more information, call 410-337-6333.
Flann is a new assistant professor of creative writing in the English Department at Goucher College. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The North American Review, Shenandoah, Crazyhorse, The Barcelona Review, The Adirondack Review, Quarterly West, Blackbird, The Del Sol Review, Yemassee, Southern Humanities Review, The Texas Review, The O. Henry Festival Stories, and New Stories from the South. Her novella Mad Dog won the AE Coppard Prize for Long Fiction and was published by White Eagle Coffee Store Press in 2008. Her short-story collection titled Smoky Ordinary won the 2008 Serena McDonald Kennedy Award and was published by Snake Nation Press.
U’Ren recently rejoined Goucher’s creative writing program as a fiction-writing professor. He has published 40 short stories in magazines such as Chicago Review, Michigan Quarterly and The Minnesota Review, and his fiction has won Barthelme and Cambor awards. U’Ren is also a film adaptation specialist whose work began in 1988 when he wrote Box 100 for Columbia Pictures; he recently adapted John Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flat for Saddlebow Entertainment. He is serving as story editor on Pavel Chukhrai’s The Thief and Budd Schulberg’s Your Arkansas Traveler. Last summer, he completed a draft of his first novel, Breathtaking.
Established in 1999, the Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College brings nationally recognized authors to campus for lectures and readings as well as semester-long residencies. These authors work closely with students and provide them with a stimulating environment in which the highest quality of writing is encouraged. The Kratz Center functions cooperatively with the undergraduate creative writing program, enhancing and expanding the curriculum with distinguished guest writers and new course offerings.
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