UA’s Writers Series to Host Fiction Authors Steinke, Brennan

  • January 19th, 2000

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Fiction writers Darcey Steinke and Karen Brennan will read portions of their work as part of The University of Alabama’s Bankhead Visiting Writers Series on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m., in 205 Smith Hall on the UA campus.

Steinke’s books of fiction include “Jesus Saves,” a Book-of- the-Month-Club selection in 1997, “Suicide Blond,” and “Up Through the Water.” She has received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and her work was included on the New York Times’ Most Notable Books of the Year List in both 1989 and 1997. She was a writer-in-residence at the University of Mississippi in 1998-99 and now lives in New York City, where she lectures at The New School.

Brennan’s fiction has appeared in various journals and publications. Her most recent book is “Wild Desire.” She is currently a professor of English at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

The Bankhead Visiting Writers Series is made possible by an endowment from the Bankhead Foundation, UA’s creative writing program, the Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, or to obtain a schedule of future events, contact the creative writing program at 205/348-0766.


Lance M. Skelly, Office of Media Relations, 205/348-3782

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