Friday, May 11, 2012

Ashland Welcomes Mira Bartók, Summer 2012 Visiting Writer

Mira Bartók will join the Ashland University MFA Program's list of visiting writers for the 2012 summer residency.

Mira Bartók is a visual artist, children’s book author and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, The Memory Palace, which won the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, noted in The Best American Essays series and has appeared in numerous literary journals, anthologies and magazines, including Fourth Genre, Kenyon Review, and Another Chicago Magazine. Mira has also received grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Program, the American Scandinavian Foundation, Pen-American, among others. She lives in Massachusetts where she is a frequent commentator for New England Public Radio and runs Mira’s List, a website that helps artists find funding and residencies all over the world. She is currently at work on a book about the history of wonder.

Bartók will take the place of Eula Biss, who needed to cancel her visit this summer for personal reasons.

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