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Visiting Writer David Huddle to Present Reading on March 18

Visiting Writer David Huddle to Present Reading

Retired UVM Professor Working With Students in JSC’s Creative Writing Program

February 26, 2014

Award-winning author Vermont David Huddle will read from his works at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. in the Johnson State College Stearns Student Center’s Performance Space. The event is free and open to the public.

Huddle is serving as a visiting writer this semester in the college’s B.F.A. degree program in creative writing. He teaches the class “Form and Theory of Writing” and serves as a senior thesis advisor to student fiction writers.

Huddle taught for 38 years at the University of Vermont and has been a longtime faculty member at the Bread Loaf School of English in Middlebury. He has published 17 books of fiction, poetry and essays. His novel The Story of a Million Years (Houghton Mifflin, 1999) was named a Distinguished Book of the Year by Esquire magazine and a Best Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times Book Review. His latest collection of poetry, Blacksnake at the Family Reunion, received the 2013 PEN New England Award for Poetry and was a finalist for the 2013 Library of Virginia Award for Poetry.

In addition to his work with student writers at JSC, UVM and Bread Loaf, Huddle has worked with students in the creative writing M.F.A. programs of the Rainier Writing Workshop (Pacific Lutheran University, Washington) and Hollins University (Virginia). He held the 2012-13 Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. This summer, he will be a visiting faculty member at the Sewanee School of Letters in Tennessee.

JSC’s creative writing program teaches aspiring writers the craft of fiction, poetry and prose through literature courses, writing workshops and internships with the nationally recognized Green Mountains Review and the undergraduate student writing journal, Pamplemousse.

Johnson State offers two other B.F.A. programs, in studio arts and media arts. It also offers a B.A. degree in communications and community media with concentrations in print and web community journalism, photojournalism and public relations.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Powell, or 802-635-1342.