Joni Tevis and Kimberley Meyer Will Read on Wednesday

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February 17, 2009 by WITS Houston

On Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 5:30 p.m former WITS writers Joni Tevis and Kimberley Meyer will read their work at the University of Houston’s central campus.

A graduate of the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program, Kimberly Meyer’s poems and essays have appeared in a variety of literary journals and magazines, and an audio-documentary she produced aired on PRI’s This American Life.  Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and awarded a Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry and a Michener Fellowship in Non-Fiction.  She currently teaches at the UH Honors College.

Joni Tevis is a former park ranger, factory worker, cemetery-plot-seller and a graduate from the UH Creative Writing wet_collectionProgram. The Wet Collection, her book of lyric essays, was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award. She teaches creative writing at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

Free and open to the public, lemonade and light refreshments are provided. For more information about Poetry & Prose, the hosts for this event.

Who: Joni Tevis and Kimberley Meyer

What: Reading new essays

When:  Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.

Where:  University of Houston’s Central Campus, M.D. Anderson Library, Level 2, The Honors College Commons

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