National Day on Writing Readings archive


Place: UCEW, GS 215
Time: Monday, October 20th, 6:00-7:30

2014's NDOW reading will welcome three recently-published creative-writing faculty members from the department of English: Andrew Furman, Kate Schmitt, and Mark Scroggins. 


Andrew Furman is the author, most recently, of Bitten: My Unexpected Love Affair with Florida (UFP, 2014). His work has appeared in such publications as Poets & WritersOxford AmericanEcotoneAgni OnlineJewishFiction.NetThe Chronicle of Higher EducationThe ForwardImageTikkun, and the Miami Herald.


Kate Schmitt

A writer and visual artist, Kate Schmitt has an MFA and a PhD from the University of Houston. Her lyric memoir Singing Bones won the 2013 Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfction Book Award. Her work has been published in a number of anthologies, as well as the literary journals The Florida ReviewThird CoastThe Texas Review, and New South, among others.


Mark Scroggins

Mark Scroggins is a poet, biographer, and literary critic. His books of poetry are Red Arcadia (Shearsman, 2012), Torture Garden: Naked City Pastorelles (The Cultural Society, 2011), and Anarchy (Spuyten Duyvil, 2002). He is the author of Louis Zukofsky and the Poetry of Knowledge (U of Alabama P, 1998) and The Poem of a Life: A Biography of Louis Zukofsky (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2007). His graduate degrees in creative writing and literature are from Cornell University. His forthcoming book is titled Intricate Thicket: Some Late Modernist Poetries.