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2018 UAB Writers' Series: Allen Gee

  • UAB Creative Writing 1720 2nd Avenue South Birmingham, AL, 35233 United States (map)

Please join us for the launch of the 2018 UAB Writers' Series and welcome Allen Gee to Birmingham. 

Allen Gee teaches Fiction, Prose Forms, Creative Nonfiction, and supervises GC’s Writers in the Schools Program at Early College. His essay collection, My Chinese-America was chosen by Lee Gutkind for the SFWP Award Series and released in April, 2015. Other work appears in the Portland Review, The Crab Orchard Review, Lumina, The Common, and Gulf Coast. Gee edits fiction for Arts & Letters and has received fellowships from Yaddo and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Praise for Allen Gee:

“Provocative and mostly thought-provoking essays.” Kirkus Reviews

“In this perceptive, honest, and deeply probing set of essays, Gee…explores the heightened self-consciousness Asian-Americans feel as a result of living in a country where American is still often conflated with white.” Publishers Weekly

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Words from Allen Gee:  

I grew up largely in Albany, NY, but spent a lot of time in NYC, visiting family there. I attended the University of New Hampshire, then the Iowa Writers Workshop, and finally, the University of Houston. I'm now a Professor of English at Georgia College. I live on Lake Sinclair, in Milledgeville, GA, and often volunteer at Andalusia, Flannery O'Connor's farm. My wife, Renee Dodd, is also a writer. Her terrific novel is: "A Cabinet of Wonders." I have two daughters, Ashley and Willa. My favorite pastimes outside of reading and writing are: running, fishing, traveling, hiking, and backpack-ing. I went fishing up in Alaska last summer, and I want to go back again.

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Reading & Book Signing: Sarah Manguso
Later Event: February 3
Bards & Brews at Saturn