MFA Faculty Members Jill Christman, Daniel W. Lehman, and Ruth L. Schwartz Reading
The MFA program at Ashland University presents the summer residency's summer reading series. MFA faculty members Jill Christman, Daniel W. Lehman, and Ruth Schwartz give readings of their work on Wednesday, July 28 at 7 p.m. in Ronk Lecture Hall, Schar College of Education. This event is free and open to the public.
Jill Christman, creative nonfiction, is the author of the memoir Darkroom: A Family Exposure, which won the AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction and was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2002. Her nonfiction has been published in Brevity, Barrelhouse, Descant, Literary Mama, Mississippi Review, Conclave, MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine, Wondertime, Brain, Child and many other journals and magazines. Her work has appeared on Indiana Public Radio and in anthologies, including Writer’s Digest’s Rules of Thumb, Unbuttoned: Women tell the truth about the pains, pleasures and politics of breastfeeding, and Literature: the Human Experience. Three recent essays appearing in River Teeth and Harpur Palate have been honored by Pushcart nominations.
Daniel W. Lehman
Daniel W. Lehman, creative nonfiction, is Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of English at Ashland University and co-editor of River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative. A former journalist in New York, Washington, D.C., and Charlottesville, Va., Lehman is working on books about South African nonfiction and about the artistic and ethical implications of character formation in nonfiction narratives. He is author of John Reed and the Writing of Revolution (Ohio University Press, 2002) and Matters of Fact: Reading Nonfiction over the Edge (Ohio State University Press, 1997). Lehman is co-editor of the River Teeth Reader (University of Nebraska Press, 2009) and is series co-editor of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize series for the University of Nebraska Press.
Ruth L. Schwartz
Ruth L. Schwartz, poetry, is the author of four books of poems, each the winner of a national award: Dear Good Naked Morning (Autumn House Press, 2005), selected by Alicia Ostriker for the 2004 Autumn House Poetry Prize; Edgewater (HarperCollins, 2002), a National Poetry Series winner chosen by Jane Hirshfield; Singular Bodies (Anhinga Press, 2001), recipient of the 2000 Anhinga Prize for Poetry; and Accordion Breathing and Dancing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996), winner of the 1994 Associated Writing Programs Competition. Ruth is also the author of a memoir, Death in Reverse: A Love Story (Michigan State University Press, 2004), and her creative nonfiction has appeared in the Utne Reader, The Sun, and numerous anthologies.