Monday, September 22, 2014

A Reading with Charles Baxter

Charles Baxter was born in Minneapolis and graduated from Macalester College, in Saint Paul. After completing graduate work in English at the State University of New York at Buffalo, he taught for several years at Wayne State University in Detroit. In 1989, he moved to the Department of English at the University of Michigan--Ann Arbor and its MFA program. He now teaches at the University of Minnesota. Baxter is the author of 4 novels, 4 collections of short stories, 3 collections of poems, a collection of essays on fiction and is the editor of other works. . Photographed on September 19, 2007 by Keri Pickett.
Event Date
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Event Location
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY
College Events,
(914) 395-2412;
Additional Info
6:30 p.m.; Slonim
Living Room

Acclaimed fiction author Charles Baxter will be on campus for this year’s fiction residency, a component of the MFA Program. This event is sponsored by the MFA in Writing Program and the Elaine Oakley Behr Visiting Writers Fund.

Charles Baxter is the author of five novels, including The Soul Thief (2008) and The Feast of Love (2000), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and which was made into a film. He also has published four collections of stories, including Gryphon (2011) and Harmony of the World (1984), which won the Associated Writing Programs Award; several collections of essays on writing, including The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot (2007), which won the 2008 Minnesota Book Award for General Nonfiction; and three collections of poems, including Imaginary Paintings (1989). He also has edited A William Maxwell Portrait (2004) and Best New American Voices (2001), among other anthologies. Baxter has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Michigan Council for the Arts, as well as numerous awards, including a literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A long-time member of the Department of English at the University of Michigan, Baxter now teaches at the University of Minnesota.

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