Novelist Allen Wier Is UC Foundation Visiting Writer

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Novelist Allen Wier, UC Foundation Visiting Writer, will present Writing Habits: Start with Organ Juice on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8:15 p.m. in the Signal Mountain Room, UT Center, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

He will talk about fact, fiction, and truth in the art of lying, and answer questions about the craft of storytelling.

Mr. Wier is the author of the story collection Things About to Disappear and four novels: Blanco, Departing as Air, A Place for Outlaws, and Tehano.

His fiction and essays have appeared in The Southern Review, Five Points, The Georgia Review, Ploughshares and The New York Times. He is the editor of two books, Walking on Water and Other Stories and Voicelust: Eight Contemporary Writers on Style. Awards include the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction and the University of Tennessee Hodges Chair for Distinguished Teaching. Wier has two book-length works in progress, a novel, Skin for Skin, and a memoir, The No Rules Trip. He is the 2013-2014 UC Foundation Visiting Writer. 


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