Creative Writing

An Evening with MacArthur Fellow Donald Antrim

King Hall 101
Wednesday, February 6
7:00 p.m.
Reception follows

The UNCW Department of Creative Writing invites the community to join us for a reading with New York-based writer Donald Antrim. Antrim, a MacArthur Fellow well known for his novels, short fiction, and memoir, has also been a frequent contributor to The New Yorker since 1996. His most recent work, a collection of short stories titled The Emerald Light in the Air (2014), was detailed in The New York Times by Adelle Waldman as intelligent and imaginative writing that “makes you sit up straighter when you begin.”

Beyond intelligence and imagination, Antrim’s writing mixes the darkness life can offer with humor that both gives brief release to the reader while simultaneously enhancing the depth of the darkness.

To get a sneak peek for the night ahead with the author—described by John Jeremiah Sullivan as having “a predilection for characters ‘not necessarily redeemed’”—check out the address he gave to Woodberry Forest School, his alma mater, in 2015 featured in The New Yorker.

Bios: MacArthur Fellowship, Wikipedia

Donald Antrim