Readings by Michael Nye and Opal Palmer Adisa

Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)
November 2, 2012, 3:30–5:00 pm
Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus

195 De Haro at 15th Street
Free and open to the public

More info: David Morini, or 415.551.9237

CCA's Writers Series is open to the public and hosted by the MFA Program in Writing. Featured events also comprise the Friday Seminar course requirement for MFA Writing candidates.

About Michael Nye

Michael Nye is the author of Strategies Against Extinction, his debut short-story collection, which will be available from Queen’s Ferry Press in October 2012.

Nye was born and raised in Cincinnati. He attended the Ohio State University, where he graduated with a bachelor of art in English as well as the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he earned his master’s in fine arts in creative writing.

Nye’s stories have appeared in Boulevard, Crab Orchard Review, New South, Red Cedar Review, Sou’wester, and South Dakota Review, among many others.

His work has been a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in fiction and nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Currently Nye is at work on new stories and a novel. He lives in the Midwest and works as the managing editor of the Missouri Review.

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About Opal Palmer Adisa

Jamaica-born Opal Palmer Adisa, PhD, is a sought-after speaker who has lectured throughout the United States, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Germany, England, and Prague. She's an award-winning poet and prose writer with 14 titles to her credit, including the novel, It Begins With Tears (1997) that Rick Ayers proclaimed as one of the most motivational works for young adults.

She has been a resident artist in internationally acclaimed residencies such as Bi-National Fulbright Institute (Egypt), Sacatar Institute (Brazil), and Headlands Center for the Arts (California). Dr. Adisa’s work has been reviewed by Ishmael Reed, Al Young, and Alice Walker (The Color Purple), who described her work as “solid, visceral, important stories written with integrity and love.”

Dr. Adisa's poetry, stories, essays, and articles on a wide range of subjects have been collected in over 400 journals, anthologies, and other publications, including Essence magazine. She has also conducted workshops in elementary through high school, museums, churches, and community centers as well as in prison and juvenile centers.

Dr. Adisa's latest novel is Painting Away Regrets (Peepal Tree Press, 2011) and Caribbean Erotic (2010) is an anthology of poetry prose and essays she coedited.

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