The Cameron University Department of English and Foreign Languages continues its Visiting Writers Series with award-winning novelist Aimee Parkison on Friday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center. The event is open to the public at no charge.
Winner of the Starcherone Prize for innovative fiction, Parkison is the author of “Woman with the Dark Horses,” “The Innocent Party,” and “The Petals of Your Eyes.” Her work has been published by numerous literary magazines, including Five Points, Hayden’s Ferry Review, So to Speak, Nimrod, The Literary Review, Feminist Studies, the Collagist, Mississippi Review, North American Review, Quarterly West, Cimarron Review, Santa Monica Review, Other Voices, Crab Orchard Review, Fiction International, Seattle Review, and Denver Quarterly. Her essay, “The Wreckage of Reason: Contemporary Women Writers of Experimental Prose,” appeared in the October/November 2015 issue of “The Writer’s Chronicle.” She is the recipient of the Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize, Christopher Isherwood Fellowship, Writers at Work Fellowship, Puffin Foundation Grant, North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship and the Hearst Fellowship. She is currently writing a historical novel which has been funded by a fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society.
Parkison has taught creative writing at a number of universities, including Cornell University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she was the coordinator of the creative writing program, and Oklahoma State University, where she is currently an Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing. She has also taught as a visiting faculty member at the International Creative Writing Summer School in Athens, Greece, and as a fiction faculty member at Chautauqua Writers’ Festival.
March 22, 2016