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UAB Writers' Series Welcomes Chantel Acevedo
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UAB Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
6:00 PM
College of Arts & Sciences
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Department:Department of English

The UAB Writers' Series is an annual offering of the UAB Department of English's Creative Writing program. Nationally recognized authors are invited to UAB to give readings and participate in Q-and-A sessions. Readings are free and open to the public.


The first author in the 2014-2015 season is Chantel Acevedo.


Chantel Acevedo (photo by Orlando Acevedo). Chantel Acevedo (photo by Orlando Acevedo).

Chantel Acevedo has received many awards for her fiction, including the Latino International Book Award and an Alabama State Council on the Arts Literature Fellowship. A Cuban-American born and raised in Miami, Florida, Acevedo has spent time in Japan and New Zealand as a Fulbrighter, and currently resides in Auburn, Alabama, with her family, where she teaches at Auburn University. Acevedo’s fiction and poetry have appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Poetry Review, North American Review, and Chattahoochee Review, among others. She is the editor of the Southern Humanities Review, the founder of the annual Auburn Writers Conference, and the author of two novels, Love and Ghost Letters (St. Martin’s Press) and A Falling Star (Carolina Wren Press), as well as a novel for young adults, Song of the Red Cloak. A new novel, The Distant Marvels, is forthcoming from Europa Editions. 



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