The Conaway reading has been postponed due to weather, but the Nosh n’ Chat featuring Andrew P. Dillon will take still take place on Monday, 3/2, at 2pm, in 1210-1211 McClung Tower.
POET AND ACTIVIST CAMERON CONAWAY TO READ: On Monday, 3/2, at 7pm, Cameron Conaway, whose activism is as well known as his writing, will read at UTK’s Writers in the Library, in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. Conaway is the author of five books, including Malaria Poems (Michigan State University Press) and Chittagong: Poems & Essays (Iris Press). He recently received a grant from the Pulitzer Center for Conflict Reporting to do more malaria research in India. His international investigations into the horrors of child slavery have shaped current language on the issue. In addition to poetry and activism, Conaway has also had a career in MMA cage-fighting, and he also teaches creative writing at Penn State Brandywine. He currently serves on the editorial board at Slavery Today: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Human Trafficking Solutions.
Conaway will also co-host a Nosh ‘n Chat titled Poetry & Modern Masculinity: Collisions with UT alum Andrew P. Dillon at 2pm, in 1210-1211 McClung Tower. Dillon is a graduate of the University of Tennessee’s MFA class. His poetry has appeared recently in One Trick Pony Review, The Burlesque Press Variety Show and Connotation Press.