2018-19 TTU Creative Writing Program Reading Series
All readings in English Auditorium 001 at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted
LHUCA Literary Reading Series Event | 7:00pm in the Icehouse Theater at LHUCA | February 15th | Diana Khoi Nguyen
Diana Khoi Nguyen's debut collection, Ghost Of (Omnidawn, 2018), was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Omnidawn Open Contest. She is a poet and multimedia artist whose work has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and PENAmerica, among others. In addition to winning the 92Y "Discovery" / Boston Review Poetry Contest, she has been shortlisted for the National Book Award, and has received awards and scholarships from the Academy of American Poets, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Sewanee Writers' Conference, and Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Currently, she lives in Denver where she is a PhD candidate in creative writing and teaches in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. For more information on Nguyen's work, visit her website: www.dianakhoinguyen.com.
In addition to Nguyen's reading, TTU students Hali Cardenas and William Brown will read from their work. Hali Salome Cardenas is a West Texas native. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's in creative writing at Texas Tech University. She is the recipient of the 2018 Stephan Ross Huffman Poetry Award. She spends much of her time reading with her toddler and their cat. William Brown is in the final semester of his master's degree in poetry at Texas Tech and plans to earn an MFA and PhD afterward. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Crab Creek Review, McNeese Review, and elsewhere.
February 28th | Patrick Phillips
March 21st | Will Stockton and D. Gilson
Will Stockton and D. Gilson will be reading from their new book, Jesus Freak (Bloomsbury) on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM in ENGL 001. The talk is co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, Office of LGBTQIA, and Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Will Stockton is Professor of English at Clemson University, and author of several books including Members of His Body: Shakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy (2017), and Playing Dirty: Sexuality and Waste in Early Modern Comedy (2011). D. Gilson is Assistant Professor of English at Texas Tech University. His essay collections include Incarnate: Notes from an Evangelical Boyhood (2020) and I Will Say This Exactly One Time (2015).