Lee University Welcomes Wright To Continue Writer’s Series

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - by Cana Cooper, Lee University
Amy Wright
Amy Wright

The Lee University Writer’s Series will continue with Amy Wright, a poet and creative non-fiction writer, on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in Lee’s Rose Lecture Hall.

“We are so glad that Amy Wright is coming to share with us her essays about the environment, the creative processes of humans, and other lifeforms,” said Dr. William Woolfitt, associate professor of creative writing at Lee. “In a time of climate crisis and diminishing resources, Wright helps us think about ethical action and responsible citizenship.”

Ms. Wright is the author of two poetry books, “Cracker Sonnets” and “Everything in the Universe,” in addition to one poetry collaboration and six chapbooks. Her most recent publication is a collection of essays titled “Think I’ll Go Eat A Worm.”

Ms. Wright’s essays won first place in two contests, sponsored by London Magazine and Quarterly West. She has also been awarded two Peter Taylor Fellowships to the Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop, an Individual Artist Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and a fellowship to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Ms. Wright lives in Tennessee where she teaches writing and co-edits Zone 3 journal and Zone 3 press. Her writing has been anthologized in works such as the Southern Poetry Anthology Volumes III and VI and most recently in Waveform: Anthology of Women Essayists. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Appalachian Heritage, Brevity, Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, and other journals.

Rose Lecture Hall is located in Lee’s Helen DeVos College of Education on Parker Street.

For more information on the Writer’s Series, email Dr. Woolfitt at wwoolfitt@leeuniversity.edu.


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