Saturday, August 11, 2012

Howard Norman & Jane Shore on August 15th

This coming Wednesday, August 15th, at 7 PM. the Woodbury Community Library hosts a reading with poet Jane Shore and her husband, novelist Howard Norman.

The authors will read from their latest work and a Q & A will follow. Free admission. Refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6 PM

Jane Shore teaches Creative Writing (Poetry), Modern and Contemporary Poetry, (with an interest in Elizabeth Bishop) and related subjects. She has received fellowships from The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation; The Radcliffe Institute; she was an Alfred Hodder Fellow at Princeton ; a Goodyear Fellow at The Foxcroft School; and she twice received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts. In 1989, she was a Jenny McKeen Moore Writer at The George Washington University where she has taught ever since.

Howard Norman has taught in the MFA program at the University of Maryland since 1989, and in spring 2003, he was the Writer in Residence at Goucher College. He divides his time between Washington D.C. and Vermont. A graduate of Western Michigan University, he spent several years living, working, and traveling through the Canadian Arctic and Sub-Arctic, learning various regional Indian dialects and recording folktales from the Cree, Inuit, and Algonquin traditions. These stories became the basis for his children's books such as The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese and Trickster and the Fainting Birds. Norman's novels and short stories are also set in the regions of Canada and the far northern United States.

Norman and Shore divide their time between Washington DC and East Calais, Vermont.

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