River City Writers Series at U of M Will Welcome Liz Robbins April 14-15

Contact: Gabrielle Maxey

Liz RobbinsLiz Robbins April 7, 2015 - Author Liz Robbins will visit the River City Writers Series at the University of Memphis for two events Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 and 15. She will give a reading of her work April 14 at 8 p.m. in the University Center Bluff Room (room 304). Robbins will be interviewed by students April 15 at 10:30 a.m. in Patterson Hall, room 456.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Robbins' third collection, Freaked, won the 2014 Elixir Press Annual Poetry Award, judged by Bruce Bond. Her second collection, Play Button, won the 2010 Cider Press Review Book Award, judged by Patricia Smith. Her album Picked Strings is a recording of various poems from that collection.

A chapbook, Girls Turned Like Dials, won the 2012 YellowJacket Press Prize. Robbins won the 2015 Crab Orchard Review Special Issue Feature Award in Poetry, and her poems are in recent or forthcoming issues of American Literary Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cortland Review, Cream City Review, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Kenyon Review Online and River Styx.

Robbins is an associate professor of creative writing at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla.