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UHV/ABR READING SERIES

DATE: Thursday  9/2/2010

TIME: Noon to 1:00 p.m.

PLACE: University of Houston-Victoria, Alcorn Auditorium (UW 204)


John Dufresne

VIDEO




SPEAKER: John Dufresne

writes and teaches. Here’s what he’s written: the short story collection The Way That Water Enters Stone; three chapbooks, Lethe, Cupid, Time and Love, Well Enough Alone, and I Will Eat a Piece of the Roof and You Can Eat the Window; the novels Louisiana Power & Light, Love Warps the Mind a Little, Deep in the Shade of Paradise, and Requiem, Mass.; the story collection Johnny Too Bad; and The Lie That Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction and Is Life Like This?: A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months. He was one of the thirteen authors of the mystery novel Naked Came the Manatee. His short story “The Timing of Unfelt Smiles” was included in Miami Noir and in Best American Mystery Stories 2007. He wrote a full-length play, Trailerville, which was produced at the Blue Heron Theatre in New York in 2005. He wrote the screenplay for the award-winning short film The Freezer Jesus. He and his friend Don Papy wrote the screenplay for To Live and Die in Dixie, which was released this June. He teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University in Miami.

http://www.johndufresne.com/

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Is Life Like This?: A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months (2010)
Requiem, Mass. (2008)
Johnny Too Bad (2005)
The Lie That Tells a Truth: a Guide to Writing Fiction (2003)
Deep in the Shade of Paradise (2002)
Love Warps the Mind a Little (1997)
Louisiana Power & Light (1994)
The Way That Water Enters Stone (1991)

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