UT Student Writers: a Family Weekend Event

StudentWritersWriters in the Library invites you to a Family Weekend event. Outstanding UT student writers Andrew McNeil Hamilton, Marissa Landis, Rachael MacLean, and Taria Person will read from their works in Hodges Library at 7 p.m., Friday, September 21. Lyrical luminary RB Morris will provide musical entertainment.

Andrew Hamilton graduated from UT in 2012 with outstanding honors in the Creative Writing Program. He’s won the university’s Margaret Artley Woodruff Award, and the English department’s endowed Bain-Swiggett and Knickerbocker poetry awards. His work has been accepted for publication by BlazeVOX, Yes, Poetry, and Emerge Literary Journal.

Marissa Landis is a senior enrolled in UT’s College Scholars Program. Her individualized program combines the study of art history, studio art and English. If it were possible for her to fit the culinary arts into the above list of disciplines, she would.

Rachael MacLean, a member of the Chancellor’s Honors Program, is a freshman at UT. She is an avid writer with an extensive background in theater, having performed at Farragut High School and the Children’s Theater of Knoxville.

Taria Person is in her senior year at UT. She is double majoring in English creative writing and Africana Studies. She was the champion slam poet of the 2012 Knoxville Poetry Slam and is an aspiring screen/play writer.

RBmorrisRB Morris is a poet, singer, songwriter, musician, playwright and actor. In the 1980s he edited Hard Knoxville Review, which attracted a following in this country and Europe. His poetry books include: Early Fires, Littoral Zone, and The Man Upstairs. He wrote and acted in The Man Who Lives Here Is Loony, a one-man play taken from the life and work of writer James Agee. Morris served as Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries from 2004 to 2008, and was inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame in 2009.

Join us in the Hodges Library auditorium to hear exceptional performances by these aspiring young writers. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the UT Libraries and the UT Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund.

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