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Friday, December 09, 2011

USI announces spring 2012 RopeWalk Reading Series

Contact for more information:
Brandi Schwartz
Marketing Coordinator
Outreach & Engagement
Four authors, including husband and wife Leigh Anne Couch and Kevin Wilson, Kiki Petrosini, and Maurice Manning, are on the list of presenters for USI′s spring 2012 RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading Series. The free readings will begin at 5 p.m. in Carter Hall in University Center West and will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Leigh Anne Couch and Kevin Wilson
Thursday, January 19

Poems by Leigh Anne Couch have appeared in the Western Humanities Review, Shenandoah, Salmagundi, Gulf Coast Review, Cincinnati Review, Carolina Quarterly, and other journals. She is the author of the chapbook Green and Helpless and her first book, Houses Fly Away, received the Zone 3 Press First Book Award. Her husband, Kevin Wilson, is the author of Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, which received an Alex Award from the American Library Association and the Shirley Jackson Award. His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, One Story, Cincinnati Review, and in four volumes of the New Stories from the South: The Year's Best anthology.

Kiki Petrosino
Thursday, March 1

Kiki Petrosino is the author of Fort Red Border and co-editor of Transom, an independent online poetry journal. Her poems have appeared in several publications, including FENCE, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, and Iowa Review. Petrosino holds graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Maurice Manning
Thursday, March 15

Maurice Manning is the author of four books of poetry, including Lawrence Booth′s Book of Visions, A Companion for Owls, Bucolics, and The Common Man, which was a finalist for 2011 Pulitzer Prize. He is the recipient of the 2009 Hanes Poetry Prize from The Fellowship of Southern Writers and the 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Publications by these authors are available for purchase at the USI Bookstore and Barnes and Noble Booksellers.

Presented by USI's College of Liberal Arts, the RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading Series is made possible through the support of RopeWalk Writers Retreat, Southern Indiana Review, USI Society for Arts & Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Indiana Arts Commission, and USI Student Writers Union.

For more information, contact Nicole Louise Reid, associate professor of English, at 812/464-1916.

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