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MFA Professor Sonja Livingston Will Open River City Writers Series Feb. 8

For release: January 18, 2012
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

Sonja Livingston
Sonja Livingston

The River City Writers Series at the University of Memphis will open its spring 2012 season with a reading by Sonja Livingston on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. in the University Center, Room 300.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Zach Curlin garage adjacent to the University Center.

Livingston has received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, an Iowa Review Award, and grants from the Vermont Studio Center and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Inc. Her first book, Ghostbread, a memoir about growing up poor in western New York, won an AWP Book Prize for Nonfiction.

An assistant professor in the MFA program at the U of M, Livingston holds an MFA degree from the University of New Orleans and an MSEd degree from SUNY Brockport.

The River City Writers Series is sponsored by the Writing Program, the Creative Writing Club, the Department of English, the Hohenberg Foundation and Student Event Allocation, with support from the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the Moss Chair of Excellence.

RCWS is one of the longest running reading series in the nation, serving the U of M and the Mid-South community since 1977.

For more information, email or, or call 901-678-2651.

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