Feb. 9-15, 2001
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Creative writers coming this semester

Several highly regarded creative writers will give talks or readings on Grounds in the coming months.

Mark Doty, Rea Visiting Writer in Poetry, was scheduled to talk about the craft of poetry Feb. 13, but the talk has been postponed. He will read from his work Feb. 15. Doty has won several awards for his two nonfiction books and five poetry collections, the most recent of which include Sweet Machine (1998) and My Alexandria (1993), which focuses on the AIDS crisis.

Award-winning poet and U.Va. English professor Gregory Orr will read from his new collection of poetry, Orpheus and Eurydice, Feb. 22. Orr is the author of eight poetry collections, as well as two critical books.

All events are held at 8 p.m. in the U.Va. Bookstore mezzanine and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. The series is sponsored by the English department's Creative Writing Program.

Poet John Hollander, the Peters Rushton Visiting Writer, will read from his work March 2. His most recent books include Figurehead, Selected Poetry and Tesserae.

Fiction writer Christopher Tilghman, author of In a Father's Place, Mason's Retreat, and The Way People Run: Stories, will give a reading March 7.

Margot Livesy, Rea Visiting Writer in Fiction, will be at U.Va. April 3-5. Her novels include Criminals and The Missing World.

Linda Pastan, whose most recent book is Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems: 1968-1998, will read her poetry April 4 in the Jordan Hall Auditorium. Her visit is co-sponsored by the Humanities in Medicine program and the School of Nursing.


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