The UA Prose Series, curated by faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the UA, presents prose writers of distinction.
An award-winning author of fiction and literary nonfiction, Fenton Johnson lives in San Francisco and Tucson, but is often found hiking his native Kentucky. He teaches at the University of Arizona and Spalding University, contributes to Harper’s Magazine, and has been featured on Fresh Air. His seventh book, At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life is forthcoming from W.W. Norton in early 2020.
Ivelisse Rodriguez’s debut short story collection Love War Stories is a 2019 PEN/Faulkner finalist and a 2018 Foreword Reviews INDIES finalist. She has published fiction in the Boston Review, Obsidian, Kweli, the Bilingual Review, Aster(ix), and other publications. She is the founder and editor of an interview series focused on contemporary Puerto Rican writers published in Centro Voices. She was a senior fiction editor at Kweli and is a Kimbilio fellow and a VONA/Voices alum. She earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College and a Ph.D. in English-creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. To learn more about Ivelisse, visit: www.ivelisserodriguez.com.
UA Prose Series readings are co-sponsored by the UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and the Department of English.