Creative Writing/Creative Teaching Conference

Sep 17, 2015, 11:30 am

Poet and novelist Chris Abani will read from and discuss his work at Southern Utah University as part of the Creative Writing, Creative Teaching Conference. This event will be held in the Gilbert Great Hall of the Hunter Conference Center.

Chris Abani is a novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter and playwright. Born in Nigeria to an Igbo father and English mother, he grew up in Afikpo, Nigeria, received a BA in English from Imo State University, Nigeria, an MA in English, Gender and Culture from Birkbeck College, University of London and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. He has resided in the United States since 2001.

He is the recipient of the PEN USA Freedom-to-Write Award, the Prince Claus Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a California Book Award, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a PEN Beyond the Margins Award, the PEN Hemingway Book Prize and a Guggenheim Award.

His fiction includes The Secret History of Las Vegas, Song For Night, *The Virgin of Flames, Becoming Abigail (Akashic, 2006), GraceLand, and Masters of the Board.

His poetry collections are Sanctificum, There Are No Names for Red, Feed Me The Sun - Collected Long Poems, Hands Washing Water, Dog Woman, Daphne’s Lot and Kalakuta Republic.

This event is made possible with support from Southern Utah University, SUU's Convocations series, and Utah Humanities.

Southern Utah University

351 W University Blvd
Cedar City , UT 84720-2415
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Event Contact:

Danielle Dubrasky