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January 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Who better to learn the ins and outs and the highs and lows of the publishing world from than Fairfield University’s MFA Director and author Sonya Huber and incoming MFA director, author and Fairfield University English professor Carol Ann Davis. They’ll be joined by acclaimed author and writer’s resource Gabi Coatsworth.
Come with your questions and get ready to be inspired!
Part of the Writers at Pequot Saturday Lectures
These relaxed and informal talks focus on the craft of writing. Bring your lunch and your questions.
Sonya Huber is an associate professor of creative writing at Fairfield University. She is the author of two books of creative nonfiction, Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir(2010), finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year, and Opa Nobody (2008), shortlisted for the Saroyan Prize. She has also written a textbook, The Backwards Research Guide for Writers: Using Your Life for Reflection, Connection, and Inspiration (2011), and an e-book, Two Eyes are Never Enough, available through SheBooks. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, Fourth Genre, Crab Orchard Review, Hotel Amerika, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Washington Post Magazine, and other outlets. She received the 2013 Creative Nonfiction Award from Terrain and her work appears in True Stories, Well Told: From the First 20 Years of Creative Nonfiction.
Carol Ann Davis is the author of Psalm and Atlas Hour, both from Tupelo Press. The recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and the W. K. Rose Fellowship for the Creative Arts from Vassar College, her work has appeared in Agni, American Poetry Review, Volt, The Threepenny Review, and on the ArtBeat website for PBS’ Newshour. Her essay, “The One I Get and Other Artifacts,” originally published in The Georgia Review, was one of five finalists for the 2015 National Magazine Award in the Essays and Criticism Category. Carol Ann Davis served as editor of Crazyhorse from 2001-2012. She is Associate Professor of English at Fairfield University and Editor of Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose.
Gabi Coatsworth is an award-winning writer who loves to support her fellow writers and storytellers. Her work has been published in a new anthology: Imagining Monsters, and Then to Now, A Time Travel Anthology, also in Tangerine Tango: Women Writers Share Slices of Life and in many print and online journals. She is currently looking to publish her memoir and is writing a novel in the women’s fiction genre.