Friday Evening Reading: Vievee Francis and Tatjani Soli

University Park, TX

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Vievee FrancisVievee Francis is the author of two books of poetry, Blue-Tail Fly and Horse in the Dark. Her work has appeared and is forth¬coming in several periodicals and anthologies including Best Ameri¬can Poetry 2010, and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. She was the 2009–2010 Poet-in-Residence for the Alice Lloyd Hall Scholars Program at the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of a 2009 Rona Jaffe Award, and of a 2010 Kresge Artist Fellowship. She is currently an associate editor for Callaloo: A Journal of African Diasporic Arts & Letters.

Books: Horse In The Dark, Blue-Tail Fly



Tatjani SoliTatjana Soli is a novelist and short story writer. Her bestselling debut novel, The Lotus Eaters was a New York Times Notable Book, finalist for the LA Times Book Award and winner of the James Tait Black Prize, among other honors. Her second book, The Forgetting Tree, is a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her stories have appeared in many publications including Zyzzyva, Boulevard, and The Sun. Her work has been twice listed in the 100 Distinguished Stories in Best American Short Stories and she is currently living with her husband in Southern California.

Books:The Lotus Eaters, The Forgetting Tree

There will be a reception at 6:00pm at DeGolyer Library.

Parking is available at Binkley Garage and the parking lot behind Fondren Library. Find more information at www.smu.edu/litfest.