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Villanova Literary Festival - Terrance Hayes
Start Date: 2/17/2011Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 2/17/2011
Event Description:
A diverse group of renowned writers will give readings during the Villanova University Department of English’s Annual Literary Festival, a semester-long celebration of literature featuring writers and poets, two of whom are National Book Award winners.

On February 17, poet, Terrance Hayes, will read. Terrance Hayes was born in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1971. He received a B.A. from Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina, and an M.F.A. from the University of Pittsburgh writing program. He is the author of Lighthead (Penguin, 2010), which has been short-listed for the 2010 National Book Award; Wind in the Box (2006); Hip Logic (2002), which won the 2001 Poetry Series and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award; and Muscular Music (1999), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He has been a recipient of many honors and awards, including a Whiting Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, three Best American Poetry selections, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is a professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his family.

All readings are free and are followed by a reception and book signing. For more information about the Literary Festival and to view the full schedule of events, visit Villanova Literary Festival.

Location Information:
Villanova University Main Campus  (View Map)
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-6000
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