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Poetry & Prose

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Honors College Commons, MD Anderson Library

The October 10th Poetry & Prose event will feature UH Creative Writing Program Dissertation Manuscript Fellowship Recipients Will Donnelly, Janine Joseph, and Ed Porter.

The reading is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!

Will Donnelly is a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Houston.  He holds an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a B.A. in International Affairs and Economic Development from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.  His fiction and non-fiction has appeared previously or is forthcoming in Fiction Southeast, Dragnet Magazine, Punchnel’s, Hobart, Quick Fiction, Smokelong Quarterly, The Clockhouse Review, and elsewhere.  His story “Coyotes,” which appeared in The Potomac Review, was recently anthologized in their “Best of the First Fifty Issues” edition.  From 2010 to 2012, he served as the inaugural Online Editor for Gulf Coast, a Journal of Literature and Fine Arts at the University of Houston.  He is presently at work on a collection of short stories called Artificial Hearts and on a novel called The Ice Field.  He grew up in Gainesville, Florida. 

Janine Joseph holds degrees from UC Riverside and the Creative Writing Program at New York University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston. A finalist for the 2012 Beatrice Hawley Award, her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Best New Poets 2011, Asian American Literary Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Third Coast, and elsewhere.  She wrote a commissioned libretto, entitled “From My Mother’s Mother,” for the Houston Grand Opera’s East + West series which is scheduled to premiere in November at the Houston Korean Festival. A poetry editor for Gulf Coast, she also is a Kundiman Fellow and contributing editor for Tongue: A Journal of Writing and Art.  Janine has taught creative writing, literature, and composition at the University of Houston, as well as with Writers in the Schools, Community~Word Project, and the Starworks Foundation.  A recipient of a Paul & Daisy Soros Foundation Fellowship for New Americans, Janine was born in the Philippines.

Edward Porter's short fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Barrelhouse, Booth: A Journal, Printer's Devil Review, Inch Magazine, and was selected for the anthologies Best New American Voices 2010 and Best Indie Lit New England 2012. He is the recipient of fellowships from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, The MacDowell Colony, and LaMuse Writers’ and Artists’ Retreat in Labastide-Esparbairenque France. He is also the winner of the Joan and Stanford Alexander/Inprint Prize in Fiction for 2011, and the AWP Intro Journals Award for 2012. He is a former fiction editor for Gulf Coast, holds an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College, and is a fifth year candidate for the Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston.

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