Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Queens' MFA program to celebrate with big-name authors

Book lovers, mark your calendars for May 21.
That's the night the Low-Residency MFA Program at Queens University of Charlotte celebrates its 10th anniversary. A gala event will include readings by renowned authors who also happen to be on the MFA faculty.
Among them:
Elizabeth Strout, author of the novel "Olive Kitteridge," winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Robert Polito, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for "Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson."
North Carolina Poet Laureate Cathy Smith Bowers.
Jonathan Dee, author of "The Privileges," named a New York Times Notable Book of 2010.
Vanity Fair contributing editor Elissa Schappell.
The gala is open to the public. It's 6:30-10 p.m. Tickets, at $50, go on sale in April.