Kim Addonizio

Kim Addonizio is the author of six collections of poetry, two novels, and two short story collections. Addonizio’s third collection of poetry, Tell Me (BOA Editions 2000) was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and two Pushcart Prizes. In 1997, Addonizio collaborated with Dorianne Laux on The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasure of Writing Poetry, and she has since written another poetry guide titled Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within (2009). Addonizio is the founding editor of the journal Five Fingers Review. She has most recently published the memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life (Penguin 2016) and a book of poetry titled Mortal Trash (Norton 2016).

Monday, October 17, 2016
  • Montevallo at 3:30pm, J.A. Brown Room, Carmichael Library
  • Samford at 7:00pm, Divinity North Room 302

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • BSC at 11:00am, Norton Theatre

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  • Miles at 10:00am, Pearson Auditorium
  • UAB at 6:00pm, Hulsey Recital Hall

W. Ralph Eubanks

Ralph Eubanks began his literary career in publishing. He worked as a copyeditor for the American Geophysical Union, the managing editor of Hemisphere Publishing, and the Director of Book publishing for the American Psychological Association before becoming the Director of Publishing at the Library of Congress. From 2013-2015, he served as the editor of Virginia Quarterly Review at the University of Virginia. He has published two memoirs, Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey into Mississippi’s Dark Past (Basic Books 2003) and The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South (HarperCollins 2009). Eubanks received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007 and has been a fellow at the New American Foundation. He has taught at the University of Virginia, George Mason University, and most recently Millsaps College as the Eudora Welty Visiting Professor of Southern Studies.

Monday, March 20, 2017
  • Montevallo at 3:30pm, J.A. Brown Room, Carmichael Library
  • Samford at 7:00pm, Divinity North Room 302

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • BSC at 11:00am, Norton Theatre

Wednesday, March 22, 20176
  • Miles at 10:00am, Pearson Auditorium
  • UAB at 6:00pm, Hulsey Recital Hall

Teddy Wayne

Teddy Wayne is the author of three novels, Kapitoil (HarperCollins 2010), The Love Song of Johnny Valentine (Simon & Schuster, 2014), and The Loner (Simon & Schuster 2016). He is the writer of a monthly column in The New York Times called “Future Tense” and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and McSweeney’s. Wayne is the winner of the Whiting Writers’ Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, and he has been a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award, PEN/Bingham Prize, and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He has taught at Washington University in St. Louis, Columbia University, and the Yale Writers’ Conference.

Monday, April 3, 2017
  • Montevallo at 3:30pm, J.A. Brown Room, Carmichael Library
  • Samford at 7:00pm, Howard Room, the University Center

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
  • BSC at 11:00am, Norton Theatre

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  • Miles at 10:00am, Pearson Auditorium
  • UAB at 6:00pm, Hulsey Recital Hall

The schedule and author biographies also can be found here.

For more information contact Bryn Chancellor at bchancellor@montevallo.edu