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Fall 2011 Creative Writing Reading Series Features Author Bruce Machart Sept. 23

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(Sept. 16, 2011)--The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of English Creative Writing Program welcomes author Bruce Machart as the featured speaker in the Fall 2011 Creative Writing Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 in the University Center Harris Room (2.212) on the UTSA Main Campus.

Free and open to the public, Machart will read from his book "The Wake of Forgiveness," which was named a Barnes & Noble "Discover Great Writers" selection and a New York Times Book Review "Editors Choice." The book was also a finalist for the American Booksellers Association's award for "Debut Book of the Year."

Machart has won numerous awards and fellowships and his work has been published in top literary magazines, including "Zoetrope: All-Story", "Story", "One Story", "Five Points", "Glimmer Train", and elsewhere. His short stories have been anthologized in "Best Stories of the American West and Descant: Fifty Years."

A native Texan, Machart was born and raised in the Houston area. After high school, he worked his way through eight years of undergraduate study before leaving for the midwest and graduate work in Columbus, Ohio where he earned a masters of fine arts degree from The Ohio State University.

He later spent three years in the Boston area, where he taught literature and writing at Berklee College of Music, Boston University, and Grub Street Writers. In 2003, he returned to Houston, where he joined the faculty of Lone Star College.

Machart currently serves as an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.

For more information visit UTSA Creative Writing Program



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

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

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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

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