Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Today's Events:

7 p.m. - MFA Faculty and Administrator Reading: Sonya Huber, Kathryn Winograd, and Sarah M. Wells

About the Presenters:

Sonya Huber

Sonya Huber
Sonya Huber is the author of two books of creative nonfiction, Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir (University of Nebraska Press, 2010), finalist for the 2010 Grub Street National Book Prize in Nonfiction, and Opa Nobody (University of Nebraska Press, 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 (Equinox Publishing, forthcoming). Her work has been published in literary journals and magazines including Fourth Genre, Passages North, Hotel Amerika, Crab Orchard Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Washington Post Magazine, in other journals and in many anthologies. She teaches in the Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University.


Kathryn Winograd

Kathryn Winograd
Kathryn Winograd poetry, is the author of Air into Breath (Ashland Poetry Press, 2002), a 2003 Colorado Book Award Winner in Poetry. Winograd has been the recipient of a Colorado Artist Fellowship in Poetry, a Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute Associateship, and a co-winner of a Colorado Endowment for The Humanities Grant. She is a poetry faculty member for the University of Northern Colorado’s Middle Ground Project, a collaboration with the Navajo Nation funded by a Presidential Academy in American History and Civics Education grant. Recent and forthcoming publications include Calyx, Cricket Magazine, Cutthroat, Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, Literary Mama, and River Teeth.


Winograd is the co-author of two books on online learning and teaching, You Can Learn Online and You Can Teach Online (McGraw Hill, 2002) and author of Stepping Sideways Into Poetry (Scholastic, Inc., 2005), a classroom resource book for K12 teachers. Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as TriQuarterly, The Denver Quarterly, The Colorado Review, The Journal, The Antioch Review, Kalliope, The Ohio Review, The Cincinnati Review, Water-Stone, Poets Laureate, Weber Studies and The New Yorker. She has published numerous articles and essays in publications such as Iris: A Journal Abut Women, Bloomsbury Review, The Herb Companion, Mountain Living, Natural Homes Magazine, Adjunct Advocate, Winds of Change, and Converge Magazine, as well as children's stories and poems in Cricket magazine and Shoofly: An Audio Magazine for Children. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Winograd received her Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Denver, and a M.F.A. from the University of Iowa.

Sarah M. Wells
Sarah M. Wells

Sarah M. Wells, MFA Administrative Director, is the author of Acquiesce (Finishing Line Press, March 2009), winner of the 2008 Starting Gate Award. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Nimrod, Christianity & Literature, JAMA, Poetry East, The Fourth River, Ascent, Literary Mama, Alimentum, The New Formalist and elsewhere. She has received scholarships to attend the Key West Literary Seminar and West Chester Poetry Conference. Wells serves as the Managing Editor for the Ashland Poetry Press and River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative. She lives in Ashland with her husband, Brandon, and their three young children, Lydia, Elvis, and Henry.

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