F199. AWP Award Series Reading

Room 25, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


A reading featuring the 2016 AWP Award Series winners Lauren Clark, James Janko, Mary Kuryla, and Paisley Rekdal.


Lauren Clark's first collection of poems, Music for a Wedding, was selected by Vijay Seshadri for the 2016 AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. It was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2017. They work in New York City and collaborate with Etc. Gallery in Chicago.

James Janko's novel, Buffalo Boy And Geronimo (Curbstone Press), received wide critical acclaim and two awards: The Association of Asian American Studies 2006 Prose Award and the 2007 Northern California Book Award for Fiction. His short stories have appeared in the Massachusetts Review, the Sun, and numerous other magazines. Janko won the 2002 Illinois Arts Council Award for Fiction.

Mary Kuryla's stories have received the Pushcart Prize and have appeared in several literary journals. With a winning story in the July 2015 Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Prize, she also has a story forthcoming in The Normal School. Her award-winning shorts and feature films have premiered at Sundance and Toronto. She has written screen adaptations for United Artists and MGM, and she has been a scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the New York Summer Writers Institute.

Paisley Rekdal is the author, most recently, of The Broken Country and Imaginary Vessels. A Guggenheim fellow and the current Utah Poet Laureate, she teaches at the University of Utah, where she edits the web archive project Mapping Salt Lake City.


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