Reading: Acclaimed Author Josie Sigler

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 1:00pm

Swan Hall, Hoffman Room 60 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

The Department of English announces the first in a series of three Fiction readings/talks to be presented by candidates for URI's new full time Faculty position in Creative Writing.

Josie Sigler, Ph.D. Literature and Creative Writing, University of Southern California

Sigler is the author of "The Galaxie and Other Rides" (Livingston Press, 2012), winner of the Tartt First Fiction Award, and a collection of poems, "Living Must Bury," winner of the 2010 Motherwell Prize (Fence Books, 2010).

With a secondary scholarly expertise in Environmental Studies and Eco-criticism, Sigler recently completed a Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Residency, affording a writer the opportunity to live on a remote homestead on the Rogue River in southern Oregon’s Klamath Mountains. While there, she spent a good deal of time with a cougar who shared the same territory. Sigler’s stories and poems appear in over 40 literary journals, and have garnered numerous prizes from Glimmer Train, Story Quarterly, and others.

Sigler currently is at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, where she is working on a novel.

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