Reading: Lee Martin and Laura Van Prooyen
Lee Martin is the author of the novels, The Bright Forever, a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction;River of Heaven; Quakertown; Break the Skin; and Late One Night. A new novel, Yours, Jean, will be out in 2020. He has also published three memoirs, From Our House,; Turning Bones, and Such a Life, in addition to a craft book, Telling Stories: The Craft of Narrative and the Writing Life. His first book was the short story collection, The Least You Need To Know, and his most recent book is another story collection, The Mutual UFO Network. He is the co-editor of Passing the Word: Writers on Their Mentors. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in such places as Harper’s, Ms., Creative Nonfiction, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, Fourth Genre, River Teeth, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, andGlimmer Train. He is the winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. He teaches in the MFA Program at The Ohio State University, where he is a College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor, and where he was also the winner of the 2006 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Laura Van Prooyen is author of two collections of poetry, Our House Was on Fire (Ashland Poetry Press 2015) nominated by Philip Levine and winner of the McGovern Prize and Inkblot and Altar (Pecan Grove Press 2006). Her poems have appeared inAPR, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, and The Southern Review among others. She is also co-author, with Gretchen Bernabei, of Text Structures from Poetry: 50 Lessons and Contemporary and Classic Poetry Mentor Texts For Writers in Grades 6-12 (Corwin Literacy 2020). Van Prooyen lives in San Antonio, TX.
Wednesday, January 15 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Oxford Community Arts Center
10 S. College Ave., Oxford, OH 45056