As a part of the VCU Visiting Writers Series, author Ann Hood and poet Catherine MacDonald will be reading on Thursday, February 7th at 7PM in the VCU Scott House.
This event is free and open to the public.
Ann Hood’s most recent novel is The Red Thread. She is the author of the bestselling novel, The Knitting Circle, and the memoir, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, which was named one of the top ten nonfiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice. Her other novels include: Waiting to Vanish, Three-Legged Horse, Something Blue, Places to Stay The Night, The Properties of Water, Ruby and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine, Her essays and short stories have appeared in Good Housekeeping, The New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, More, Tin House, Ploughshares, and The Paris Review. Ann has won a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction, and two Pushcart Prizes. She lives in Providence, RI with her husband and their children.
Catherine MacDonald is the winner of the 2012 Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize for her collection Rousing the Machinery (University of Arkansas Press). Her work has been published in Washington Square, Crab Orchard Review, Blackbird, Cortland Review, Louisville Review, and other journals. She has also received scholarships and fellowships to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Ropewalk, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She teaches writing at Virginia Commonwealth University.
The VCU Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Department of English of the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences and the Graduate Writers’ Association, with additional funding made possible through the generosity of James Branch Cabell Library Associates, Friends of the Library, the VCU Libraries, the VCU Honors College, Barnes & Noble @ VCU Bookstore, and the family of Larry Levis.