10/15/2019 – René Steinke: “A Certain Quality of Attention”: Writing, the Environment, and Now

2:00 pm: Craft Talk
Mitchell Hall 361

7:30 pm: Reading
Hefter Center
3271 N. Lake Dr.

Please join us in celebrating 50 years of Creative Writing at UWM with a reading by René Steinke’s most recent novel, Friendswood. The book was named one of National Public Radio’s “Great Reads” of 2014, shortlisted for the St. Francis Literary Prize, and was an Amazon Book of the Month.

Her previous novel, Holy Skirts, an imaginative retelling of the life of the artist and provocateur, Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, was a Finalist for the National Book Award. Her first novel is The Fires. She was a 2016 Guggenheim fellow, and her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, O Magazine, Redbook, Houstonia, Salon, and Bookforum. She lives in Brooklyn and is the Director of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Co-Sponsored by the Center for 21st Century Studies