Vievee 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
Tatjana 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.
When & Where
Event registration for the SMU Literary Festival
This annual three-day event is held on the SMU campus and will run from March 20 through the 23. The festival includes author readings, receptions, student conferences and book signings. All events are free and open to the public.
Since the early eighties, SMU’s Literary Festival has featured notable writers that include John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Walker, Norman Mailer, Robert Pinsky and Jill McCorkle.