Prose Series

Founded in 2001 and curated by the faculty of the UA Creative Writing Program, the UA Prose Series brings prose writers of distinction to the UA campus. Presented in cooperation with the University of Arizona Poetry Center, the Series has brought such writers as David Foster Wallace, Francine Prose, Isabelle Allende, Marilynne Robinson, Denis Johnson, Cristina García, George Saunders, and Cherríe Moraga to share their work.

2019-2020 Season

Prose Series History

2018-2019 Season

  • Venita Blackburn, Sept 13, 2018

  • James Allen Hall, Nov 8, 2018

  • Nicole Walker, Jan 24, 2019

  • Cherríe Moraga, Apr 11, 2019

2017 – 2018 Season

  • Joy Williams / Sept 14, 2017
  • Rubén Martínez  / Nov 9, 2017
  • Kristen Radtke and Charles Yu / January 25, 2018
  • Lydia Millet and Jenny Offill / March 30, 2017, 7pm
  • Elena Passarello and David Shields / April 13, 2017, 7pm
  • Francisco Cantú, Sylvia Chan, and Thomas Mira y Lopez, April 19, 2018

2015 – 2016 Season

  • Julie Iromuanya and Karen Brennan / Sept 8, 2016
  • Lawrence Lenhart, Benjamin Rybeck, and Natasha Stagg / October 20, 2016
  • Phillip Lopate / Nov 5, 2015
  • Erik Reece / Nov 17, 2015
  • James Hannaham / Mar 3, 2016
  • Brian Blanchfield / Fenton Johnson / Apr 28, 2016

2014 – 2015 Season

  • Benjamin Alire Sáenz / Oct 16, 2014
  • Willy Vlautin / Jan 29, 2015
  • Elizabeth Evans / Mar 26, 2015

2013 – 2014 Season

  • C. E. Poverman and Matt Mendez / Sept 19, 2013
  • Lia Purpura / Oct 3, 2013
  • Maggie Nelson / Oct 10, 2013
  • Jenny Boully / Oct 24, 2013
  • Thalia Field / Nov 10, 2013
  • Aisha Sabatini Sloan and Arianne Zwartjes / Feb 10, 2014
  • D.T. Max / Feb 19, 2014
  • Lucy Corin and Susan Steinberg / March 6, 2014

2012 – 2013 Season

  • Brent Hendricks and Nicole Walker / April 22, 2013
  • Alan Heathcock / April 04, 2013

2011 – 2012 Season

  • Joan Silber / October 27, 2011
  • Timothy Schaffert / November 10, 2011
  • Daniyal Mueenuddin / February 24, 2012
  • John Price / March 19, 2012
  • Monica Drake / March 29, 2012

2010 – 2011 Season

  • Rick Moody / September 23, 2010
  • The Contemporary Fairy Tale (with Kate Bernheimer, Joy Williams, Lydia Millet, and Kathryn Davis) / December 1, 2010
  • The Art of Editing (with Willing Davidson) / March 10, 2011

2009 – 2010 Season

  • Robert Boswell and Antonya Nelson / October 1, 2009
  • John D’Agata / February 22, 2010
  • Contemporary Mexican Fiction ( with Alvaro Uribe, Vivian Abershushan, and Cristina Rivera-Garza) / March 11, 2010

2008 – 2009 Season

  • Marilynne Robinson / September 19, 2008
  • Gary Nabhan / March 5, 2009
  • Denis Johnson / April 9, 2009
  • Tribute to David Foster Wallace (with Charles Bock, Marshall Boswell, Greg Carlisle, Ken Kalfus, Glenn Kenny, and Bonnie Nadell) / May 1, 2009

2007 – 2008 Season

  • Lydia Davis / October 16, 2007
  • Judy Blunt / October 25, 2007
  • Peter Turchi / February 19, 2008
  • Junot Díaz / March 24, 2008

2005 – 2006 Season

  • Rubén Martinez / August 31, 2005
  • Nina Marie Martínez / October 5, 2005
  • Frederic Tuten / February 16, 2006
  • Patricia Hampl March 1, 2006
  • George Saunders / March 29, 2006

2004 – 2005 Season

  • Cristina García / September 29, 2004
  • Rebecca Solnit / October 6, 2004
  • Francine Prose / January 19, 2005
  • Kathleen Alcalá / April 20, 2005

2003 – 2004 Season

  • Helena María Viramontes / September 4, 2003
  • Alfredo Véa / November 12, 2003
  • Michelle Serros / January 21, 2004
  • Pam Houston / March 3, 2004
  • Ann Cummins / April 21, 2004

2002 – 2003 Season

  • Richard Russo / October 23, 2002
  • Bharati Mukherjee and Clark Blaise / February 26, 2003

2001 – 2002 Season

  • Denise Chávez and Loida Maritza Pérez / September 12, 2001
  • David Foster Wallace and Peter Rock / April 3, 2002

2000 – 2001 Season

  • Lois-Ann Yamanaka / February 9, 2001