The University of Connecticut’s Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce that author Brian Sneeden will read from his work for all who are interested on Thursday, September 20th, 2018. The reading will take place at 6:00 pm in the UConn Bookstore in Storrs Center.
Brian Sneeden is the author of the poetry collection Last City (2018). In 2018, he was a PEN/Heim recipient and his poems and translations have appeared in Asymptote, Beloit Poetry Journal, Harvard Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other publications. Translations of his poems have been published in international magazines in Greek, Italian, Albanian, and Serbian. His translation of Phoebe Giannisi’s collection Homerica (2017) was selected by Anne Carson as a favorite book of 2017 in the Paris Review. Brian received his MFA from the University of Virginia, where he held a Poe/Faulkner Fellowship in creative writing and served as poetry editor for Meridian. He is a PhD student in poetry and translation studies at the University of Connecticut, where he serves as senior editor of New Poetry in Translation.
The Creative Writing Program aims to introduce and engage both undergraduate and graduate students in various writing courses including fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, drama, screenwriting, and more. These courses are offered to students of all majors in order to engage and include all that are interested in joining this growing creative writing community at the University of Connecticut.
The reading, co-sponsored by the Aetna Chair of Writing, the UConn Creative Writing Program and the UConn Bookstore, is free and open to the public. The UConn Bookstore is located at One Royce Circle, 101 Storrs Center, and can be contacted at 860-486-8525. For more information, please visit the Creative Writing Program’s website at www.creativewriting.uconn.edu. ASL interpreters and live captions will be available.