Fairbanks Arts Literary Series 2016 Presents: UAF MFA Faculty Members

Fairbanks Arts Literary Series 2016 Presents:

UAF MFA Faculty Members

Daryl Farmer, Sean Hill, Gerri Brightwell, & Derick Burleson on Saturday, September 17th at 7 pm in the Bear Gallery

lit1Daryl Farmer

Daryl is the author of Bicycling beyond the Divide, which received a Barnes and Noble Discover Award and was a Colorado Book Award finalist and Where We Land, a collection of short stories. His recentwork has appeared in The Whitefish ReviewHayden’s Ferry Review, and Gingerbread House. He is an associate professor at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks where he is director of the creative writing program.


lit SeanSean Hill

Born and raised in Milledgeville, Georgia, Sean is the author of Dangerous Goods (Milkweed Editions, 2014) and Blood Ties & Brown Liquor (UGA Press, 2008). He’s received numerous awards including fellowships from Cave Canem, the Region 2 Arts Council, the Bush Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, The Jerome Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, the University of Wisconsin, and a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. Most recently, he received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in Callaloo, Harvard Review, The Oxford American, Poetry, Tin House, and numerous other journals, and in several anthologies including Black Nature and Villanelles. Hill is an editor at Broadsided Press, a monthly broadside publisher. He’s currently a visiting professor in the creative writing program at UA-Fairbanks.


lit GerriGerri Brightwell

Gerri is from south-west England but now teaches at UAF. Her most recent novel, Dead of Winter, was published by Salt Publishing (UK) in spring 2016. She has two previous novels: Cold Country and The Dark Lantern. Her short work has appeared in the Alaska Quarterly ReviewCopper NickelThe Guardian (UK), and Redivider, as well as on BBC Radio 4.





lit Derick

Derick Burleson

Derick is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, Melt (Marick Press, 2011). His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review and The Kenyon Review, among many other journals. He is a recipient of a 1999 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, is in his 15th year of teaching at UAF, and lives in Two Rivers.






This event is free and open to the public

Fairbanks Arts Association’s Bear Gallery is located within the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport way, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701.

For questions, call 907.456.6485 ext. 225 or email literary@fairbanksarts.org