Arts Council - Guest Writers Series
The Salt Lake City Arts Council co-sponsors the Guest Writers Series (GWS) with the University of Utah Department of English and Creative Writing Program. A monthly series, scheduled on Thursday evenings, brings in contemporary writers from across the county. The public readings at the Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane, are free and followed by a reception for meeting the writers. On the Friday following each reading, the authors participate in a public, informal lunchtime conversation from noon to 1:30 pm, also at the Art Barn. Call 801.596.5000 for details.
The readings begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a reception for the authors. A lunchtime conversation is scheduled the next day at the Art Barn from noon to 1:00 p.m. all events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 801.596.5000
THURSDAY APRIL 10, 2014
PROSE WRITER ROBERT COOVER
Finch Lane Gallery, Art Barn (1320 East 100 South)
Robert Coover is an avant-garde novelist, critic and playwright lauded for experimental forms and techniques that mix reality and illusion, frequently creating otherworldly or surreal situations and effects. A leading proponent of hypertext fiction and metafiction, Mr. Coover is known as a true revolutionary in contemporary American literature and language.
His most recent books are The Adventures of Lucky Pierre: Directors' Cut, Stepmother, and A Child Again. Other works include the collection of short fiction, Pricksongs and Descants, a collection of plays, A Theological Position, such novels as The Public Burning, Spanking the Maid, Gerald's Party, Pinocchio in Venice, John's Wife, Ghost Town and Briar Rose.
As the T.B. Stowell Adjunct Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University, Mr. Coover teaches courses in electronic writing and mixed media, including "CaveWriting," a spatial hypertext writing workshop in immersive virtual reality, as well as standard workshops. He is one of the founders of the Electronic Literature Organization and he created Brown's Freedom to Write Program in 1989. The New York Times said, "As his dazzling career continues to demonstrate, Mr. Coover is a one-man Big Bang of exploding creative force."
A lunchtime conversation is scheduled April 11 from noon to 1:00 p.m.