From Our Staff | February 23, 2012

You’ve probably been wondering what kind of book signings will take place at the Missouri Review table this AWP. “How many will there be,” you’ve wondered.  “There are so many writers. Which ones will I get to meet at the Missouri Review table? And, for that matter, when exactly will I have those opportunities?”

Grope helplessly for answers to these questions no longer!  The book signing schedule for our AWP table is an exciting one, and here it is:

Thursday, March 1st at 2 pm:  Greg Brownderville

A native of Pumpkin Bend, Arkansas, Greg is the author of a volume of poems entitled Gust (Northwestern University Press, September 2011). His poems have appeared in the Oxford AmericanPrairie SchoonerMeasure, and several other journals and magazines. He has been the recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Jane Geske Award from Prairie Schooner, and the Porter Prize. Brownderville completed an MFA at the University of Mississippi in 2008, and currently teaches creative writing at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Friday, March 2nd at Noon: Lucy Ferriss

Born in St. Louis, Lucy Ferriss has lived on both coasts, in the middle, and abroad. She is the author of nine books, mostly fiction. Her memoir Unveiling the Prophet: The Misadventures of a Reluctant Debutante was called Best Book of the Year by the Riverfront Times; her novel Nerves of the Heart was a finalist in the Peter Taylor Prize competition; her collection Leaving the Neighborhood and Other Stories was the 2000 winner of the Mid-List First Series Award.  Other short fiction and essays have appeared most recently in the New York Times, Missouri Review, Shenandoah, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Georgia Review, and have received recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Faulkner Society, the Fulbright Commission, and the George Bennett Fund, among others,  She received her Ph.D. from Tufts University and currently lives with Don Moon in the Berkshires and in Connecticut, where she is Writer-in-Residence at Trinity College.  She has two strong sons and abiding passions for music, politics, travel, tennis, and wilderness. She has a historical novel, The Woman Who Bought the Sky, on deck, and is working on a new novel, tentatively titled Honor.

Saturday March 3rd at 12:30 pm: Danielle Deulen

Danielle is a poet and essayist. Her collection of poems, Lovely Asunder, won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize and was published with the University of Arkansas Press in 2011. Her memoir, The Riots, published with University of Georgia Press in 2011, won the 2010 AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction, was a finalist for the 2011 Grub Street National Book Prize in Nonfiction, and won the 2012 GLCA New Writers Award.  Formerly, she was a Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her poetry and essays have appeared in such journals as The Utne Reader, The Missouri Review, The Iowa Review, Smartish Pace, and The Indiana Review.  She received her MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University and her PhD in English from the University of Utah.  She currently lives in Ohio where she is an Assistant Professor of poetry in the Graduate Creative Writing program at the University of Cincinnati.

All three authors will be at our table for an hour. We welcome you to visit, meet these writers, buy their books, and have them signed.  We will have enough pens, don’t worry.