San Francisco, California
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Alix Ohlin‘s novel Inside and her story collection Signs and Wonders were both published on June 5, 2012. She is also the author of The Missing Person, a novel, and Babylon and Other Stories. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best New American Voices, and on public radio’s Selected Shorts. Born and raised in Montreal, she currently lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, and teaches at Lafayette College and in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.
Books: The Missing Person, Babylon, Inside, Signs and Wonders
Alan Michael Parker is the author of seven collections of poems, including Long Division, the winner of the 2012 North Carolina Book Award. He has also published three novels including, The Committee on Town Happiness, forthcoming from Dzanc Books. He has been awarded three Pushcart Prizes, the Fineline Prize from the Mid-American Review, and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, among other honors. He has published over 200 poems and stories in journals including American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Best American Poetry. He has published essays and reviews in journals such as The Believer, The New York Times Book Review, and The New Yorker, and has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Corporation of Yaddo. He is currently teaching at Davidson College, and in the Queens University low-residency M.F.A. program.
Books: Love Song for Motor Vehicles, Elephants and Butterflies, Whale Man, Long Division
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.