Work from William Pitt Root’s many collections appears in New Yorker, Nation, The Atlantic, APR, Harpers, and Poetry. While working variously in factories, a shipyard and a mine as well as in academia, he’s been translated into 20 languages, awarded grants from Guggenheim, Rockefeller, National Endowment of the Arts, the US/UK Exchange Artist program, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford.
The MFA Reading Series, presented by ASU's Creative Writing Program in the Department of English, brings notable writers to the ASU community for readings and discussions about writing and their literary works. All readings are free of charge, open to the public, and take place on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. Past readers include Ian McEwan, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Richard Garcia, and Jennifer Spiegel.
Thursday, Sep. 5, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Union Pima Auditorium (MU 230)