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Faculty Garden: A Reading by Creative Writing Faculty

CONWAY, Ark. (January 30, 2018) – On Thursday, February 1, Hendrix Creative Writing faculty members Hope Coulter, Tyrone Jaeger, and Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers will read from and discuss their work in Reves Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. This event will be followed by a reception and book signing in Trieschmann Gallery.

Hope Coulter has taught creative writing at Hendrix since 1993 and has directed the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation since 2013. Her books include the novels The Errand of the Eye and Dry Bones, published in 1988 and 1990 by August House, and the poetry collection The Wheel of Light, released in 2015 as part of the New Poets Series of BrickHouse Books. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including the 2014 Laman Library Writers Fellowship, two Pushcart nominations, Arkansas’s Porter Prize for Literary Excellence, and the Short Story Award of Louisiana Life magazine. Hope grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana, and earned her bachelor’s degree at Harvard and her MFA at Queens University of Charlotte. 

Tyrone Jaeger was born and raised in the Catskill Mountains. He received his PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is an Associate Professor of English-Creative Writing at Hendrix. He is the author of the cross-genre novella The Runaway Note and the story collection So Many True Believers. His first novel, Radio Eldorado, will be published in June 2018. Visit him online at

Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers is the author of two poetry collections: Chord Box (University of Arkansas Press, 2013), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and The Tilt Torn Away from the Seasons (Eyewear Publishing, forthcoming, 2018), selected by Kimiko Hahn from the Sexton competition. Her creative nonfiction can be found in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017, Best American Travel Writing 2017, The Missouri Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. A former Kenyon Review Fellow, she is currently the Murphy Visiting Fellow in English.

This event is sponsored by the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language. For more information about this and future events, please contact Henryetta Vanaman at 

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