Denison's Beck Series Presents Fiction Writer Kevin McIlvoy
Posted: October 19, 2007 / Last Updated: October 21, 2007
The Harriet Ewens Beck Visiting Writers Series at Denison University presents fiction writer Kevin McIlvoy at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Barney-Davis Hall Board Room (200 West Loop).
McIlvoy has published four novels, most recently "Hyssop" and "Little Peg." His 2005 collection of short stories, "The Complete History of New Mexico," includes stories that have appeared in Harper's, Tri-Quarterly and Ploughshares.
|Author Kevin McIlvoy|
McIlvoy teaches at New Mexico State University, where he has been editor in chief of "Puerto del Sol" magazine for 27 years and has received numerous teaching awards, including the New Mexico Council of Teachers of English Excellence Award. He also teaches in the M.F.A. program in creative writing at Warren Wilson College and serves on the board of directors of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. McIlvoy holds a B.A. from the University of Illinois, an M.A. from Colorado State University and an M.F.A. from the University of Arizona.
"The reason for perfecting technique," McIlvoy says of writing, "is not to become more invulnerable as a writer, but in order to consciously invite greater vulnerability into your own writing process. What I teach best is risk-taking."
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Beck Visiting Writers Series hosts fiction writer Kevin McIlvoy; 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, Barney-Davis Hall Board Room (200 West Loop). Free and open to the public. Contact (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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