Nebraska Wesleyan Visiting Writers Series featuring author Prageeta Sharma

When
Nov 21 2019 - 6:00pm

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About this event
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Nebraska Wesleyan University's Visiting Writers Series brings prominent national and international writers to campus. In addition to giving public readings, our visiting writers meet with students to discuss the craft of writing. The mission of this series remains the promotion of literary experiences with contemporary writers meant to enliven and to educate young writers here at NWU. All readings are free and open to the public. This month’s visiting writer, Prageeta Sharma, was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, in 1972, shortly after her parents emigrated from India in 1969. She attended Simon’s Rock College of Bard for her undergraduate studies and received an MFA in poetry from Brown University in 1995 and an MA in media studies from The New School in 2002. She is the author of five poetry collections, including Grief Sequence (Wave Books, 2019) and The Opening Question (Fence Books, 2004), winner of the 2004 Fence Modern Poets Prize. About her work, poet Lisa Jarnot says, "Prageeta Sharma’s poems are as ever imbued with a crafty playfulness by which the appearances of the I, the you, and the we transcend tricks of the trade. Sharma cultivates mindscapes, scrutinizing the self in the midst of blooming and shifting guaranteed to exhilarate the reader." Sharma received a 2010 Howard Foundation Grant and has taught in the creative writing program at The New School in New York City and in the Individualized BA program at Goddard College in Vermont. Sharma is currently a professor and director of the creative writing program at the University of Montana in Missoula, where she lives.
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Location
Rogers Center for Fine Arts, Elder Gallery
50th Street and Huntington Ave.
Lincoln, NE 68504
United States
Phone: 4024652343
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