Department of English

Fall 2014 Creative Writing Conference

September 24-25

Wednesday, September 24

SUU Alumni Center

J. Rueben Clark Jr. Alumni House

Short Story Workshop with Lee K. Abbott

"Going Short"

4:00-5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24

Vivarium: A Poetry Reading by Natasha Saje

7 p.m.

Thursday, September 25

Poetry Workshop with Natasha Saje

"Root in the Throat: Etymology and Poetry"

10:00-11:15 a.m.

Hunter Conference Center - Charles Hunter Room

Thursday, September 25

All Things at Once: A fiction reading by Lee K. Abbott

11:30 a.m.

Hunter Conference Center - Great Hall

Natasha SajeNatasha Saje is a professor of English at Westminster College in Salt Lake City where she also curates the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series. In addition, Sajé is a member of the poetry faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts M.F.A. in Writing Program. She is the author of three books of poems, a book of poetry criticism, and many essays. Her work has been honored with the Robert Winner and Alice Fay di Castagnola Awards, a Fulbright fellowship, the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize, and the Utah Book Award.

Lee K. AbbottLee K. Abbott is the author of Dreams of Distant Lives, Strangers in Paradise, Love is the Crooked Thing, The Heart Never Fits Its Wanting, Living After Midnight, Wet Places at Noon, all collections of stories. His many short stories and reviews, as well as articles on American Literature, have appeared in such journals and magazines as Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, The New York Times Book Review, The Southern Review, Epoch, Boulevard, and The North American Review. His fiction has been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories and The Prize Stories: The O'Henry Awards. He has twice won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was awarded a Major Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council in 1991. He is a recipient of the 2004 Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award. His latest collection of stories, All Things, All at Once: New & Selected Stories, was published by Norton in June 2006.

For more information about the 2014 Creative Writing Conference contact Dr. Danielle Dubrasky at 435-865-8138 or