Denison Faculty Members Featured In Special 'Home Series' by Beck Fund
Posted: March 19, 2007
Two members of the Denison University English department faculty will be featured in the next Beck Lecture Series presentation. "The Home Series" will showcase the talents of Holly Goddard Jones and Charles Wyatt at 8 p.m. on Wednesday (March 28) in the Barney-Davis Board Room. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Jones, a visiting instructor this year, earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Kentucky and completed a master of fine arts program in creative writing at Ohio State. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Southern Review, Epoch, The Kenyon Review, The Gettysburg Review, American Literary Review and Velocity, a supplement to the Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper. Her story "Good Girl" received a special mention in Pushcart Prize XXXI: Best of the Small Presses.
Wyatt has written three books of fiction. He also is serving as a visiting assistant professor of English at Denison this year. Originally trained as an orchestral musician, he has served as principal flutist of the Nashville Symphony. He earned a bachelor of music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music and a master's degree at the Philadelphia Musical Academy. He also holds a master of fine arts degree from Warren Wilson College.
His books -- "Listening to Mozart," "Falling Stones: The Spirit Autobiography of S. M. Jones," and "Swan of Tuonela" -- have won awards from the University of Iowa Press, and the 2002 Texas Review Press Novella Competition. A chapbook, "A Woman Sleeping," won the 2006 Sow's Ear Poetry Review chapbook competition and is due out this spring. Wyatt has been a teaching fellow at several writers' conferences (Bread Loaf, Sewanee and Wesleyan) and also has been awarded individual fellowships.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Beck Lecture Series presents Holly Goddard Jones and Charles Wyatt, Denison faculty members; 8 p.m., Wednesday (March 28), Barney Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6207 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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