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Ninth Letter Celebration - Robert J Carr Visiting Authors Series

Event Type
Creative Writing Program
Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 27, 2018   7:00 pm  
Jenson Beach, Rochelle Hurt and Paige Lewis

Jensen Beach, a former lecturer in English/Creative Writing, is the author of two story collections, most recently Swallowed by the Cold (Graywolf), which was awarded the 2017 Vermont Book Award. He holds an MFA in fiction from the Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as well as an MA and BA in English from Stockholm University. He teaches in the BFA program at Northern Vermont University – Johnson, where he is the fiction editor at Green Mountains Review. He is also on faculty in the MFA Program at New England College. His writing has appeared recently in A Public Space, the Paris Review, and The New Yorker. He lives in Vermont.


Rochelle Hurt is the author of two books of poetry: In Which I Play the Runaway (Barrow Street, 2016), which won the Barrow Street Book Prize, and The Rusted City: A Novel in Poems (White Pine, 2014). She's been awarded prizes and fellowships from Arts & Letters, Hunger Mountain, Crab Orchard Review, Poetry International, Vermont Studio Center, Jentel, and Yaddo. She is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Slippery Rock University, and she lives in Pittsburgh.


Paige Lewis is the author of the chapbook Reasons to Wake You (Tupelo Press, 2018). Their poems have appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, Best New Poets 2017, and elsewhere.

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