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“Writing: A Life” Events

LVC will welcome two visiting writers to campus this spring. Their public readings will take place via Zoom and will be available to the campus community and the public.

Both writers will also visit with students while on campus.

Curtis Smith | March 1 | 7 p.m.

Join this event via Zoom. Register here.

Curtis Smith has published over one hundred stories and essays, and his work has appeared in or been cited by The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The Best American Spiritual Writing, The Best Short Fictions, The Best Microfictions, and the WW Norton anthology New Micro. He has worked with independent presses to put out five story collections, two essay collections, and a work of creative nonfiction. This past summer, Running Wild Press released The Magpie's Return, his fifth novel and thirteenth book.

Curtis Smith

Aimee Nezhukumatathil 

Book Club | March 11 | 7 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of Aimee Nezhukumatathil's World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments, which was named Barnes & Noble's 2020 Book of the Year. Facilitators will provide questions and discussion points, and attendees are invited to bring questions, as well! 

Registration via Zoom required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Public Reading | March 16 | 7 p.m.

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of a book of nature essays, World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, & Other Astonishments, which was named a finalist for the Kirkus Prize in non-fiction, and four award-winning poetry collections, most recently, Oceanic (2018). Awards for her writing include fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Council, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for poetry, National Endowment of the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her writing has appeared in NYTimes Magazine, ESPN, and Best American Poetry. She is professor of English and Creative Writing in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil