Fall Writing Series: Ocean Vuong
(Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...))
Co-sponsored with RCAH Wednesday Night Live. more information...
Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong is the author of the best-selling Night Sky with Exit Wounds, winner of the Whiting Award and Thom Gunn Award, finalist for Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the Lamda Literary Prize and was named by the New York Times as a Top 10 Book of 2016.
Vuong's writings have been featured in The Atlantic, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice and American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets.
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he now lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he serves as an assistant professor in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at Umass-Amherst. He is currently at work on his first novel.
Quiet as a Creative Force: 3 p.m., LookOut! Gallery, Snyder Hall
Reading: 7 p.m., RCAH Theatre
Reception following, LookOut! Gallery, Snyder Hall.