This reading was part of the Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Reading Series 2015 presented by the Creative Writing and Literary Arts low-residency MFA program at UAA.
This event included presentation of the Alaska Center for the Book “Contributions to Literacy in Alaska” (CLIA) Awards,and readings by faculty members poet Elizabeth Bradfield and fiction writer Richard Chiappone.
This reading was part of the Northern Renaissance Arts & Science Series presented by the Creative Writing and Literary Arts low-residency MFA program at UAA. Keynote speaker Ron Carlson is introduced here by David Stevenson, director of the UAA Creative Writing and Literary Arts program.
Carlson is the author of nine books of fiction, including the novel Five Skies, selected as one of the best books of 2007 by the Los Angeles Times. His new book on writing fiction, Ron Carlson Writes a Story, was also published in 2007. His book of selected stories is A Kind of Flying (W.W. Norton).
His short fiction has appeared in Esquire, Harper’s, The New Yorker, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Epoch, The Oxford American and other journals, as well as The Best American Short Stories, The O’Henry Prize Series, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and dozens of other anthologies.
A graduate of the University of Utah, Prof. Carlson is director of the Graduate Program in Fiction at the University of California, Irvine. His awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and the Cohen Prize at Ploughshares.