National Day on Writing Readings archive


Place:UCEW, GS 215


The 2012 reception recognized the studentfinalists and winners of this year's Flash Fiction contests and featured a reading by fiction writer and poet, Barbara Hamby.

Barbara Hamby

In 2010, Barbara Hamby’s book of linked stories,Lester Higata’s 20th Century, won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize/John Simmons Award, and she was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in poetry. She is the author of four books of poetry, most recentlyAll-Night Lingo TangoandBabel. She and her husband, David Kirby, co-editedSeriously Funny, an anthology of poems that are both dramatic and comedic. Her poems have been honored inBest American Poetrynumerous times, including five poems in 2010. Born in New York and raised in Hawai’i, Hamby now lives in Tallahassee and teaches creative writing at Florida State University, where she is a Distinguished University Scholar.