(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
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