- Arts Associate
<em>David Samuel Levinson is named the 2013-2015 Creative Writing Fellow in Fiction.</em>
ATLANTA ¿ The Creative Writing Reading Series at Emory University continues on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. with a reading by author David Samuel Levinson and poet Malachi Black, the Creative Writing Program¿s postgraduate fellows.
Levinson, Creative Writing Fellow in Fiction, and Black, Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry, will give a joint reading of their work in the Joseph W. Jones Room at the Robert W. Woodruff Library on Emory¿s campus, with a book signing immediately afterward. This reading is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.
David Samuel Levinson is the author of the story collection, ¿Most of Us Are Here Against Our Will¿ (Viking Penguin, 2005) as well as a novel, ¿Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence¿ (Algonquin, 2013). He has been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize and won an award for fiction in ¿The Atlantic Monthly.¿ He has received multiple fellowships from Yaddo, the Jentel Foundation, Ledig House, Pouch Cove, the Santa Fe Arts Institute, and the Sewanee Writers¿ Conference.
Malachi Black is the author of ¿Storm Toward Morning,¿ coming in 2014 from Copper Canyon Press, and two limited edition chapbooks: ¿Quarantine¿ (Argos Books, 2012) and ¿Echolocation¿ (Float Press, 2010). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as ¿Poetry,¿ ¿Boston Review,¿ ¿Narrative,¿ and ¿The Iowa Review,¿ and in several recent and forthcoming anthologies, including ¿The Yale Anthology of the Devotional Lyric¿ and ¿Discoveries: New Writing from The Iowa Review.¿
The Creative Writing Fellows program allows emerging writers with recent masters or doctoral degrees in creative writing to gain two years of teaching experience, as well as time to finish a manuscript and submit it for publication. They teach three workshops per academic year.
Emory University¿s Creative Writing Program
The undergraduate Creative Writing Program at Emory celebrates its 23rd anniversary this year. Students approach the study of literature through their own creative writing, as well as by the more traditional method of critical analysis and reading. US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing, directs the program.