S205. Girls Who Run the World: Readings of Women in the Apocalypse
Saturday, February 11, 2017
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
Alexander Lumans was the Spring 2014 Philip Roth Creative Writing Resident. He’s coeditor of Apocalypse Now, an anthology of dystopian work. He has received fellowships to MacDowell, Yaddo, VCCA, and The Arctic Circle Residency. He is currently at work on a dystopian novel set in the Arctic Circle.
Claire Vaye Watkins is the author of Gold, Fame, Citrus, and Battleborn, winner of the Story Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, and the Young Lions Fiction Award, among others. A Guggenheim Fellow, she is an assistant professor in the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan.
Lucy Corin’s third book of fiction is One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses. She was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rome Prize and an NEA, and she directs the creative writing program at the University of California, Davis.
Manuel Gonzales is the author of the collection, The Miniature Wife and Other Stories, and the forthcoming novel, The Regional Office Is Under Attack! He teaches creative writing at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and at the low-residency MFA program at IAIA.
Sandra Newman is the author of seven books, including How Not to Write a Novel and The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done. Her most recent book is a postapocalyptic novel The Country of Ice Cream Star, which was longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.