UC Visiting Writer Allen Wier Gives Talk October 10

Oct 1, 2013

Allen Wier is a 2013-2014 UC Foundation Visiting Writer.
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  From a media release:

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Novelist Allen Wier, UC Foundation Visiting Writer,

Talks about fact, fiction, and truth in the art of lying,

And answers your questions about the craft of storytelling.


Thursday, October 10 at 8:15 PM

In the Signal Mountain Room

UT Center

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Allen 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.