Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Pioneer Heritage Center, LSU Shreveport, presents Allen Wier at Author in April luncheon Sat, Ap 26, noon, Sam's Town

The Pioneer Heritage Center, Shreveport, welcomes Allen Wier for the 17th Annual Authors in April, says Jennifer LaPierre. The lecture-luncheon will be held at noon Sat, April 26, at Sam’s Town Casino Hotel Ballroom. Tickets are $40 (includes lunch).

Allen Wier (pronounced "wire"), is a writer born in 1946 in San Antonio, Texas. He spent parts of his childhood in Louisiana and Mexico, says Wikiedia.org. He is a professor at the University of Tennessee and has taught at Longwood College, Carnegie-Mellon University, Hollins College, the University of Texas, Florida International University, and the University of Alabama where he directed the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing.

In 2003, Wier was inducted into the prestigious Fellowship of Southern Writers along with Barry Hannah and Yusef Komunyakaa among others. He is widely published in anthologies and periodicals, including The New York Times, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review. He was previously married to the poet Dara Wier.

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