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Fall 2014 University Faculty Forum: "Living Writing"


Wednesday, August 27

8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Engleman Hall, Room A 120


You are cordially invited to participate in the Fall 2014 Forum featuring Tim Parrish on "Living Writing." The event will be held on Wednesday, August 27 in Engleman Hall A120 beginning with a continental breakfast at 8:30 and followed by a luncheon at 12:00pm.

Tim Parrish has taught at Southern Connecticut State University since 1994 and is one of the architects of the state's first full-residence Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program. He is the author of Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, a memoir (University Press of Mississippi and first honorable mention for the Louisiana Library Association's Literary Prize 2014); The Jumper, a novel (winner of Texas Review Press's 2012 George Garrett Prize for Fiction); and Red Stick Men, a short-story collection set in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Parrish's work has been widely anthologized in places such as Alive and Awake in the Pelican State (LSU Press); Best of LSU Fiction (Southern Review Press), and Rules of Thumb (Writers' Digest Press). He has received a Freund Grant-in-Aid from the Whiting Foundation, two Connecticut Artists Fellowships, a Daken Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers' Foundation, and the SCSU Faculty Scholar Award. He has taught developmental reading at Louisiana State University, high school English and math in Baton Rouge, creative writing, composition, and literature at the University of Alabama, and is now a Professor of English.

Parrish's memoir, Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, has been selected the SCSU 2014 Common Read. Thanks to the generosity of Parrish and the University Press of Mississippi, paper-bound editions of the book were produced specifically for the SCSU Common Read at cost. Dean's offices will have copies available for full-time faculty by the middle of June. Part-time faculty can contact Michele Salamone, salamonem1@southernct.edu to request a copy.

Those interested in attending the Forum are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, August 20, using the online registration form.