Oct 24, 2019, 6:00 pm



North Region


Weber State University
1001 University Cir
Ogden , UT 84408-1001
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Courtney Craggett, Rob Carney, and Sunni Brown Wilkinson visit Weber State University to share new work from their recent books published by Black Lawrence Press. This event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Hetzel-Hoellein Room in Stewart Library @ 6pm.

Courtney Craggett holds a PhD in English with specializations in creative writing and multi-ethnic American literature from the University of North Texas, where she taught English and served as the American Literary Review’s Assistant Fiction Editor. Her short stories appear in The Pinch, Mid-American Review, Washington Square Review, Booth, Juked, Word Riot, and Monkeybicycle, among others, and were featured on Ploughshares’ blog. Her reviews appear in American Microreviews and Interviews. Twice nominated for a Pushcart, Courtney is the editors’ choice winner of the 2014 Sherwood Anderson Award and the winner of The Pinch’s Spring 2017 Featured Contributor Award. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Weber State University.

Rob Carney is originally from Washington state. He is the author of four previous books, including 88 Maps (Lost Horse Press 2015), which was named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and Weather Report (Somondoco Press 2006), which won the Utah Book Award for Poetry. His work has appeared in Cave Wall, Poecology, Sugar House Review, Terrain: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments, and dozens of other journals, as well as the Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward (2006). In 2014 he received the Robinson Jeffers/Tor House Foundation Award for seven of the poems included in his forthcoming collection The Book of Sharks. He is a Professor of English and Literature at Utah Valley University and lives in Salt Lake City.

Sunni Brown Wilkinson’s poetry has been published in Crab Orchard Review, Adirondack Review, BODY, Sugar House Review, Cimarron Review, Southern Indiana Review and other journals and anthologies and has been nominated for two Pushcarts. She holds an MFA from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University and teaches at Weber State University. She lives in northern Utah with her husband and three young sons.

This event is made possible with support from Weber State University Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities, Weber Book Links, and Utah Humanities..