UAA presents faculty authors David Stevenson, Judith Barrington and Jo-Ann Mapson

2010-07-22 by News, Sports, and Art

This reading is sponsored by the Northern Renaissance Arts and Science Reading series and the UAA department of Creative Writing and Literary Arts.

David Stevenson 3:25
Judith Barrington 23:07
Jo-Ann Mapson 53:17

David Stevenson is the director of the Creative Writing and Literary Arts Department and the Low-Residency MFA Program at UAA. He has been teaching creative writing for over twenty years at the University of Utah, University of California Davis, and at Western Illinois University where he was full professor and director of the Graduate Program in English. Recently he contributed to Cold Flashes: Literary Snapshots of Alaska (University of Alaska Press); Alpinist; and Cimarron Review. David recently finished a novel: Forty Crows, is set in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Judith Barrington is a memoirist and a poet. Her Lifesaving:A Memoir won the Lambda Book Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir. Her best-selling Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art is enormously popular with writing groups, university programs, and individual memoirists. Last year, her most recent poetry collection, Horses and the Human Soul was selected by the Oregon State Library for “150 Books for the Sesquicentennial” (from among books by Oregon writers, 1836 – 2009). Lost Lands, a poetry chapbook recently won the Robin Becker Chapbook Award.

Jo-Ann Mapson grew up in Southern California, attended Johnston College at the University of Redlands, and received her B.A. in English/Creative Writing at California State University Long Beach with honors in Creative Writing. In 1992, she received her MFA in Writing at Vermont College in Montpelier where she completed thesis projects in both poetry and fiction.

This podcast was recorded on July 20, 2010.

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