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Aetna Writer-in-Residence Jo-Ann Mapson Reading

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium

Jo-Ann Mapson is the author of eleven novels and a book of short stories. Her novels include Hank & Chloe, Blue Rodeo which was made into a CBS TV movie starring Kris Kristofferson, The Wilder Sisters and Bad Girl Creek were both Los Angeles Times bestsellers, and Solomon’s Oak won the American Library Association’s RUSA award for women’s fiction. Her work is widely anthologized and her literary papers are being collected by Boston University’s Twentieth Century Author’s Collection. She is core faculty and co-creator of The University of Alaska Anchorage’s low-residency MFA Program in Writing. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Aetna Visiting Writers-in-Residence program has been ongoing since 2003. Supported by funding from the Aetna Chair in Writing in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, it brings acclaimed poets and prose writers to the University of Connecticut. Each author spends three days on campus meeting with students and faculty, holding one-on-one tutorials with interested students, and giving a public reading.

Attending this event counts towards Sophomore Honors.


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