UAB alumnus Jason Aaron has plotted a heroic path as a writer for Marvel comics, where his Star Wars and Thor storylines have surprised fans and generated critical buzz. Aaron discusses his storytelling powers, the challenge of reinventing iconic characters and the role played by UAB creative writing courses in his supersized success in UAB Magazine.
The expo gives young researchers experience presenting their ideas and promotes dialogue among disciplines.
Jolly served as the director of Freshman English and Developmental Studies for more than 30 years.
Vines is editor of "Birmingham Poetry Review."
O’Meally is the founder of Columbia’s Center for Jazz Studies and co-curator of exhibitions at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Richard Ford's book "Independence Day" was the first book awarded both a Pulitzer Prize and a PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.