Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Evan Lavender Smith & Kiki Petrosino @ Columbia College

Spring 2011 PO ET RY Reading Series
Sponsored by the Department of English Columbia College Chicago

Kiki Petrosino & Evan Lavender-Smith
Stage Two 618 S. Michigan, Second Floor Wednesday, April 13, 5:30p.m.

KIKI PETROSINO is the author of Fort Red Border (Sarabande, 2009). She was born in Baltimore and received her BA from the University of Virginia. She spent two years in Switzerland teaching English and Italian at a private school, after which she earned graduate degrees from both the University of Chicago and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her awards include a post-graduate writing fellowship from the University of Iowa and two staff scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She currently teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Louisville.

EVAN LAVENDER-SMITH is the author of Avatar (2011) and From Old Notebooks (2010). Stephen Burt has called From Old Notebooks "an anti-masterpiece of an anti-novel." Charles Altieri said the book represents “conceptual art that is thoroughly literary." Lavender-Smith is the editor of Noemi Press, the prose and drama editor of Puerto del Sol and a visiting assistant professor of creative writing at New Mexico State University. He lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico with his wife and children. This event is free and open to the public.