Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Today's Events:

All posted events are located in the Schar College of Education Ronk Lecture Hall, Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio and are free and open to the public.


7 p.m. - Reading by Todd Boss, Tom Larson, and Michael Steinberg

About the Presenters:

Todd Boss

Todd Boss
Todd Boss, visiting editor in poetry, grew up on an 80-acre cattle farm in Wisconsin, which is the setting for his debut poetry collection, Yellowrocket (Norton, 2008). His poems have appeared in Poetry, Best American Poetry, and The New Yorker. His second collection, Pitch, will be published by W. W. Norton in Winter 2012. He is the co-founder of Motionpoems, a poetry film initiative. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he is the poet laureate of Nina's Cafe. More information about Todd Boss is available on his website, http://www.toddbosspoet.com/.

Thomas Larson

Thomas Larson, visiting editor in creative nonfiction, is the author of The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and The Memoir and the Memoirist: Reading and Writing Personal Narrative, Ohio University Press / Swallow Press, now in its third printing. He teaches, lectures, and holds workshops on memoir writing throughout the United States.



Thomas Larson

Larson writes personal essays, memoir, feature articles, book reviews, and literary criticism. For the last twelve years, he has been a contributing writer for the weekly San Diego Reader where he specializes in investigative journalism, narrative nonfiction, and profiles.

His writing has appeared in numerous reviews and journals, among them Tampa Review, The Gettysburg Review, Southwest Review, Antioch Review, Fourth Genre, Amazon.com/Shorts, the Anchor Essay Annual: The Best of 1997, Contrary Magazine online (where he does quarterly book reviews), and New Letters (where his memoir, "Mrs. Wright’s Bookshop," won the journal’s Reader’s Award for the Essay in 2008).

His web site is www.thomaslarson.com.


Michael Steinberg


Michael Steinberg
Michael Steinberg, visiting editor in creative nonfiction, has written and edited five books, and his essays and memoirs have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies. In 2004, ForeWord Magazine chose Still Pitching as the Independent Press Memoir of the Year. The Association of American University Presses also listed it in “Books Selected for School Libraries.”

Other titles include Peninsula: Essays and Memoirs From Michigan—a finalist for both the 2000 ForeWord Magazine Independent Press Anthology of the Year and the 2000 Great Lakes Book Sellers Award; and an anthology, The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction, co-edited with Robert Root, now in its sixth edition.

Steinberg has been a guest writer at many colleges and universities and at several national and international writers’ conferences, including the Prague Summer Writing Program, the Paris Writers’ Conference, The Kachemak Bay/Alaska Writers’ Conference, the Geneva Writers’ Conference, Writers in Paradise, and the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, among others. Currently, he is writer-in-residence at the Solstice/Pine Manor low-residency MFA program.

His website is http://www.mjsteinberg.net/.

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