UT Michener Center for Writers Presents: Elizabeth McCracken

Tuesday, March 30, 7:00 p.m.

603 N Lamar Blvd

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of a collection of short stories, Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry , and two novels, The Giant’s House , a finalist for the National Book Award in 1996, and Niagara Falls All Over Again , winner of the PEN/Winship Award. She holds the James Michener Chair in Fiction of the Michener Center for Writers.

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Readers Unite at Red Room

Roy Blount, Jr.
Roy Blount, Jr.

If you’re like me, you love following authors. Red Room is the place to keep up with your favorite writers and books. It has everything from videos and podcasts (check out this interview with Alice Walker) to blogs and events. The ever-entertaining Roy Blount, Jr. is one of the Red Room starts at the moment; His page had video interviews (he admits to “writing his way into trouble” — don’t we all!) and a short essay (“Language Belongs to ‘All Y’all’ “), along with mentions of his books.

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