River City Writers Series Will Welcome Nickole Brown on Feb. 17

The River City Writers Series will welcome acclaimed author Nickole Brown to the University of Memphis for two events on Wednesday, Feb. 17. She will hold an interview/craft talk at 10:30 a.m. in Patterson Hall, room 456. At 6:30 p.m., Brown will read from her work in the University Center Beale Room (363). Both events are free and open the public.

Brown's works include Fanny Says, an "unleashed love song" to her late grandmother; her debut, Sister, a novel in poems; and Air Fare, which she co-edited with Judith Taylor. She graduated from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, studied literature at Oxford University as an English Speaking Union Scholar, and was editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. Brown has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Kentucky Arts Council.

She is an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

The River City Writers Series is one of the longest-running reading series in the nation, serving the UofM and the community since 1977. Presented in partnership with the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, it is sponsored by Student Event Allocation, the English Department, the Creative Writing Club and the Hohenberg Foundation.

Contact: Gabrielle Maxey