Award-winning author Alex Kuo will visit the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Tuesday, Oct. 9, to give a public reading and lecture on creative writing.
A 2002 American Book Award winner, Kuo will present the lecture and a question and answer session on “Creative Writing: The Fastest Growing Cottage Industry in Academia” at 2 p.m. in Room 374 of the Dreyfus University Center. The reading will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 221 of the Noel Fine Arts Center. Both events are free and open to the public.
Kuo writes novels, stories and poems that address environmental concerns, Chinese-American relations and global and cross-cultural issues. His novel, “Panda Diaries,” has been called “profound, wickedly comic and a poetic parody of Chinese politics and international relations.” His most recent novel, “The Man Who Dammed the Yangtze,” is a political and environmental thriller that is the second title in his Ge trilogy. He also recently published “A Chinaman’s Chance: New and Selected Poems 1960-2010.”
He has been an administrator and teacher of writing, literature and cultural studies for 50 years at several colleges and universities in America and China. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts awards, grants from the United Nations and has taught as a Senior Fulbright Scholar and Lingnan Visiting Scholar in American Studies.
For more information, contact Jeff Snowbarger of the UW-Stevens Point English Department at 715-346-4336.