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Georgia K. Johnston Writer-in-Residency Program

Phong Nguyen, September 19–23, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, at 4 p.m.: Fiction Reading
Adorjan Hall, Room 142, 3800 Lindell Blvd.

Thursday, September 22, at 4 p.m.: Craft Discussion
Adorjan Hall, Room 142, 3800 Lindell Blvd.

Phong Nguyen
   

Phong Nguyen is the author of The Bronze Drum (Grand Central Publishing, 2021), a novel of ancient Vietnam based on the true story of two warrior sisters who raised an army of women to overthrow the Han Chinese and rule as kings over a united people. He is also the author of Roundabout: An Improvisational Fiction, The Adventures of Joe Harper, and two short fiction collections: Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History and Memory Sickness and Other Stories. He is the Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at the University of Missouri, where he teaches fiction-writing.

For more information, contact Devin Johnston in the Department of English.

The Georgia K. Johnston Writer-in-Residence program is made possible by a generous bequest from a former faculty member in the SLU English Department. Professor Georgia Johnston died in 2017 after a long illness. She was a specialist in modernist literature and LGBTQ culture and theory, as well as an accomplished poet.

Brenda Hillman, February 27-March 3, 2023

Wednesday, March 1 at 4 p.m.: Poetry Reading
Adorjan Hall, Room 142, 3800 Lindell Blvd.

Thursday, March 2 at 4 p.m.: Craft Discussion
Adorjan Hall, Room 142, 3800 Lindell Blvd.

Brenda Hillman for web
 

Brenda Hillman is the author of ten collections of poetry: White Dress, Fortress, Death Tractates, Bright Existence, Loose Sugar, Cascadia, Pieces of Air in the Epic, Practical Water, for which she won the LA Times Book Award for Poetry, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire,which received the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize and the Northern California Book Award for Poetry; and her most recent Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days. In 2016 she was named Academy of American Poets Chancellor. Among other awards Hillman has received are the 2012 Academy of American Poets Fellowship, the 2005 William Carlos Williams Prize for poetry, and Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.

For more information, contact Devin Johnston in the Department of English.

The Georgia K. Johnston Writer-in-Residence program is made possible by a generous bequest from a former faculty member in the SLU English Department. Professor Georgia Johnston died in 2017 after a long illness. She was a specialist in modernist literature and LGBTQ culture and theory, as well as an accomplished poet.