Faculty writers Kellie Wells and Kerri Webster to launch Writing Program Reading Series Sept. 7

Kellie Wells, Ph.D., and Kerri Webster, both writers-in-residence in the Writing Program in Arts & Sciences, will launch the fall Writing Program Reading Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7.

The reading is free and open to the public and takes place in Hurst Lounge, located on the second floor of Duncker Hall, at the northwest corner of Brookings Quadrangle. For more information, call (314) 935-7130.

Wells, who also serves as director of the Writing Program, is the author of Compression Scars, which won the 2001 Flannery O’Connor Award for short fiction, and the novel Skin (2006). Her fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Gettysburg Review, Prairie Schooner and other journals. In 2002 she received the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, which supports the work of emerging women writers.

Webster is the author of We Do Not Eat Our Hearts Alone (2005). Her poems have appeared in The Antioch Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Boston Review and VOLT. In 2003, Carl Phillips, professor of English and of African and Afro-American Studies in Arts & Sciences, selected Webster’s chapbook, Rowing Through Fog, as a winner of the Poetry Society of America’s National Chapbook Competition.


WHO: Kellie Wells and Kerri Webster

WHAT: Writing Program Fall Reading Series

WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7

WHERE: Hurst Lounge, Duncker Hall

COST: Free and open to the public

INFORMATION: (314) 935-7130