Writer Charles Baxter Will Make Presentations March 28 And 30 As
Rea Visiting Writer At U.Va.
7, 2000 -- Novelist and short-story writer Charles
Baxter will be the Rea Visiting Writer in Fiction at the University
of Virginia in March.
author of the novels "Shadow Play" and "First Light"
as well as several acclaimed story collections, will give an informal
talk on the craft of fiction on Tuesday, March 28, and will read
from his work on Thursday, March 30. Both events will be held at
8 p.m. at the University Bookstore.
of the countrys leading contemporary fiction writers, Baxter
has won numerous awards including a coveted O. Henry Prize for short
fiction. He teaches in the MFA writing program at the University
short story collections include "Harmony of the World,"
"Through the Safety Net," "A Relative Stranger"
and "Believers." His stories have been frequently featured
in the Best American Short Stories annual series.
is also the author of books of poetry, criticism and other writings,
including a collection of essays on fiction, "Burning Down
the House," that looks at the state of fiction and publishing
his visit he will work with students in the U.Va. English Departments
Creative Writing Program. The Rea Visiting Writer Program is sponsored
by the Dungannon Foundation and the Henry Hoyns Fund.
additional information contact the U.Va. Creative Writing Program
at (804) 924-6675.
Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856