(Feb. 16, 2011)--The UTSA Department of English Creative Writing program will present poet and author Kevin Clark as the featured speaker in the Spring 2011 Creative Writing Reading Series at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25 in the Business Building University Room (2.06.04) on the UTSA Main Campus.
Free and open to the public, Clark will read from his books "Self-Portrait With Expletives," which won the 2009 Pleiades Press contest and "In the Evening of No Warning," which earned a grant from the Academy of American Poets.
His poetry has appeared in journals such as the Georgia, Iowa and Antioch reviews, Crazyhorse, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, The New York Quarterly and The Denver Quarterly.
Clark's textbook, "The Mind's Eye: A Guide to Writing Poetry," features his essays that also were published in books about Ruth Stone, Charles Wright and Sandra McPherson. He received the Angoff Award for best contribution to The Literary Review and had one of his poems anthologized in "The Notre Dame Review: The First Ten Years."
Clark teaches poetry writing and modern and contemporary American literature at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. During the summers, he also teaches at The Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency M.F.A. program in Tacoma, Calif.
He received his master's degree in creative writing and his doctoral degree in literature from the University of California, Davis.
The reading is sponsored in conjunction with The Macondo Foundation, which works with dedicated and compassionate writers who view their work and talents as part of a larger task of community building and nonviolent social change.
>> Learn more at The Macondo Foundation website about writing workshops, grants and residencies.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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