The Program in Creative Writing & Translation of the University of Arkansas Department of English has announced the season’s literary events. While several events already have occurred, the entire announcement follows, with a few annotations.

This spring offers up a number of terrific readings and literary events featuring students, faculty, and visiting writers of the Program in Creative Writing & Translation. We hope to see you at a future event!

  • March 7, 7 p.m., Human Environmental Sciences building auditorium — Reading by Clare Cavanagh, Walton Visiting Writer in Translation
  • March 10, 6 p.m., Nightbird Books — Book launch for MFA alum Jane Blunschi
  • March 14, 7 p.m., The Nines — Open Mouth presents The Conversation Lit Festival’s Black Mecca reading
  • March 15, 6 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library — Reading by professor of poetry Michael Heffernan
  • March 16, 6 p.m., Nightbird Books — Reading by author Beverly Lowry
  • March 30, 6 p.m., Nightbird Books — Alum Erika Carter reads from her debut novel Lucky YouCalled “a marvel of a book” on NPR, this novel has been featured in Elle and Marie Claire, and was an official selection of the Book of the Month Club.
  • March 30, 8 p.m., Stage 18 — The Arkansas International issue 2 fundraiser: live music, signature drinks, great literature!
  • April 6, 6 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library — Reading by Ralph Adamo, MFA alumnus & poet
  • April 7, 7 p.m., Giffels Auditorium, Old Main  — Fourth-year MFA Reading: Brody Craig, Michelle Myers, Molly Rector
  • April 14, 7 p.m., Giffels Auditorium, Old Main — Fourth-year MFA Reading: Jesse Irwin, Emily Lerner, Larissa Lewis
  • April 27, 7:30 p.m., Nightbird Books — Alum Steve Yates reads from his new novel The Legend of the Albino Farm
  • April 28, 7 p.m., Giffels Auditorium, Old Main — Fourth-year MFA Reading: Caroline Beimford, Megan Downey
  • May 4, 6:30 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library — Arkansas International Readings & Launch Celebration