04:00 PM - 05:30 PM on Wed, 6 Oct 2021
Ann McCutchan, an author, lyricist, librettist, and former professor at the University of Wyoming, will speak Wednesday, Oct. 6, at UW. Her talk, which is free and open to the public, will be at 4 p.m. in Room 506 of Coe Library. The event also will be livestreamed on Zoom. To attend the event via Zoom, register at https://bit.ly/uwyoann. The University Store will have copies of her newest book available for purchase before and after the talk. McCutchan is the author of six books of memoir, essay and biography. Her latest book is “The Life She Wished to Live: A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Author of ‘The Yearling.’” Rawlings, a leading 20th century writer, received a Pulitzer Prize in 1939 for “The Yearling.” The novel was made into a movie in 1946. McCutchan taught in UW’s music and English departments from 2001-05, and she was the founding director of UW’s MFA in Creative Writing Program. From 2005-2014, she taught creative writing at the University of North Texas, and she also served as editor-in-chief of the university’s American Literary Review. Additionally, she has written eight commissioned musical texts, from songs to operas. She has received fellowships and residencies from the Rockefeller Foundation, Cornell University, the MacDowell Colony and others. For more information about McCutchan’s talk, call Rochelle Hayes at (307) 766-3641 or email email@example.com.