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Brian Turner | CSU Creative Writing Reading Series

  • October 10, 2019
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Lory Student Center, 1101 Center Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA, Cherokee Ballroom

Creative Writing Reading Series Welcomes Brian Turner

Event Co-sponsored by Adult Learner and Veteran Services

Brian Turner is author of the poetry collections Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise, which was short-listed for the T. S. Eliot Prize; as well as My Life as a Foreign Country: A Memoir. He earned an M.F.A. from the University of Oregon before serving for seven years in the U.S. Army, with deployments in Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Turner has received a USA Hillcrest Fellowship in Literature, an N.E.A. Literature Fellowship in Poetry, the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship, a U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission Fellowship, the Poets’ Prize, and a Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation.

He directs the M.F.A. program at Sierra Nevada College.

About the series
The Creative Writing Reading Series, held by the Department of English at Colorado State University, welcomes major writers to read their work, hold question and answer sessions, and participate in student and university community engagement.

Read more about the Creative Writing Reading Series in our roundup post by clicking here, and join us in the Lory Student Center for reading events throughout the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters.

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