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David Jauss

College hosts talk with award-winning writer David Jauss

September 25, 2017
UA-PTC’s Center for Humanities and Arts will host a reading on Tuesday, Oct. 17, by David Jauss, a noted short story writer, poet and essayist. He will read from his work, with a question-and-answer session and book signing included in the event.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in The Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) Theater on the Main campus in North Little Rock. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is part of the college’s Big Rock on the Map Series, which brings writers, actors, artists, musicians, and professionals from all art disciplines to campus to foster appreciation and understanding of the arts.

David Jauss is the author of four collections of short stories (Crimes of Passion, Black Maps, Glossolalia: New & Selected Stories, and Nice People: New & Selected Stories II), two collections of poems (Improvising Rivers and You Are Not Here), and a collection of essays (On Writing Fiction).  He has also edited three anthologies, most recently Words Overflown by Stars: Creative Writing Instruction and Insight from the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Program.  His short stories have been published in numerous magazines and reprinted in Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards: Prize Stories, and The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, as well as in The Pushcart Book of Short Stories: The Best Stories from the Pushcart Prize.  He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a James A. Michener/Copernicus Society of America Fellowship, and three fellowships from the Arkansas Arts Council and one from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  His collection Black Maps received the Associated Writers and Writing Programs Award for Short Fiction.  A professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, he teaches in the low-residency MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

For more information, contact Big Rock on the Map coordinator Werner Trieschmann at [email protected].

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