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The Art of the Short Story
March 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Please join us for an unforgettable evening of readings from award-winning fiction writers, Xuan Juliana Wang, Claire Jimenez, and Rita Bullwinkel. TU creative writing students Tori Gellman, Emma Palmer, and Lexie Tafoya will introduce the writers. The event is sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, TU’s English department, and Magic City Books. The authors will be available for a Q&A and signing following the reading.
This event is free and open to the public.
Xuan Juliana Wang was born in Heilongjiang, China, and moved to Los Angeles when she was seven years old. A Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, she received her MFA from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, Freemans, The Best American Nonrequired Reading and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. Her debut collection of short stories, Home Remedies, was published in 2019 and hailed as the arrival of ‘an urgent and necessary literary voice’ by Alexander Chee, and ‘tough and luminous’ by The New York Times Book Review. She currently teaches at UCLA.
Claire Jimenez is a Puerto Rican writer who grew up in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. She is the author of the short story collection Staten Island Stories (Johns Hopkins Press, December 2019). Jimenez is a PhD student in English with a concentration in ethnic studies and digital humanities at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She received her MFA from Vanderbilt University. Recently, she was a research fellow at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College. Currently, she is an assistant fiction editor at Prairie Schooner. Her fiction, essays and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Remezcla, Afro-Hispanic Review, PANK, el roommate, Eater, District Lit, The Toast and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications.
Rita Bullwinkel is the author of the story collection Belly Up, which won the 2018 Believer Book Award. Bullwinkel’s writing has been published in Tin House, Conjunctions, BOMB, Vice, NOON, and Guernica, and translated into Italian and Greek. She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Brown University, Vanderbilt University, Hawthornden Castle, and The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. Both her fiction and translation have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She is an Editor at Large for McSweeney’s and a Contributing Editor for NOON. She lives in San Francisco and teaches at the California College of the Arts.