Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Daily Cougar Announces Kevin Prufer as Co-Curator of Visiting Writers Series for the University of Houston and Rice University

Four Way Books author, Kevin Prufer is one of the curators for the Visiting Writers Series for the University of Houston and Rice University.

“We generally meet once a semester to talk about writers whose works seems particularly exciting, writers we’ve heard read, writers who might be of special interest to our students and the general public,” Prufer said.

“We try to go for a range of sensibilities.”

The readings do not take place on either of the campuses, but somewhere in between that is accessible to both schools.

The Jung Center has been a favorite spot while future readings are set to take place at the Brazos Bookstore and the Menil Museum.

“The idea is to embrace chaos a little, to hold readings in a variety of places,” Prufer said. “We love The Jung Center and it is often our first choice. We’ve had about one showcase a month, but much depends on funding and various authors’ schedules.”

Authors each give a reading from their work and occasionally talk about the art of writing.

Some of the authors that have participated already are Timothy Donnelly, Mark Halliday, J. Allyn Rosser, Susan Stewart and, most recently, James Richardson."

To read more of the article, click here. Be sure to visit Four Way Books to see the great poetry books Kevin Prufer has produced.