UA Prose Reading Series

Founded in 2001, the UA Prose Series brings writers of distinction to the University of Arizona. The Series is sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and the Department of English, and presented in cooperation with the University of Arizona Poetry Center. The Series has brought such writers as David Foster Wallace, Francine Prose, Isabelle Allende, Cristina Garcia, George Saunders, and Junot Diaz to the U of A campus.

Since the University of Arizona Poetry Center hosts most of our readings, you can listen to many of them after-the-fact via Voca.

You might also be interested in the extensive Poetry Center reading series, which is where you'll find most of the poetry events.


 

UPCOMING PROSE EVENTS

 

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Rubén Martínez  / Nov 9, 2017

Kristen Radtke and Charles Yu / January 25, 2018

Francisco Cantú, Sylvia Chan, and Thomas Mira y Lopez, April 19, 2018

 
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All events are at the UA Poetry Center @ 7pm
 
The UA Prose Series is sponsored by the Department of English, the MFA in Creative Writing, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Poets & Writers, High Country News, and the Institute for the Environment, with support from Alison Hawthorne Deming and the Agnes Nelms Haury Program.
 

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PROSE SERIES HISTORY

2017
 

Elena Passarello and David Shields / April 13, 2017, 7pm

 
Joy Williams / Sept 14, 2017
 
Julie Iromuanya and Karen Brennan / Sept 8, 2016
Lawrence Lenhart, Benjamin Rybeck, and Natasha Stagg / October 20, 2016
 
2015-2016
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
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

Program(s): 

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences