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New faculty to attend reading at UNT

Three new faculty will read from their work at the University of North Texas Visiting Writers Series at 8 p.m. on Sept. 28 in Room 116 of Sage Hall.

Jehanne Dubrow, Ian McGuire and Jill Talbot will be featured during the new faculty reading. Dubrow’s sixth book, Dots & Dashes, won the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award and will be published in 2017. Her work has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, The New England Review, Ploughshares and The New York Times Magazine.

A native of England, McGuire writes criticism and fiction, and his stories have been published in Chicago Review, The Paris Review and elsewhere. His novel The North Water was recently longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Talbot is the author of The Way We Weren’t: A Memoir and the editor of Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in a number of scholarly journals, and has been listed as Notables in Best American Essays 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Sage Hall is located at 1167 Union Circle on the UNT campus. For information about parking, visit http://transportation.unt.edu/maps.html.

 

Local club celebrates 70 years of gardening

The local Garden Culture Club turned 70 this year.

The group had a cake, balloons, a brief history presentation and scrapbooks at its meeting earlier this month. After the celebration, the Garden Club did what it has always done: exchange information about gardening. This time, the women discussed floral designs in re-purposed containers.

For more information about the club, or to join, call 940-566-3034. The club meets the first Wednesday of every month.

 

Artists push past convention in exhibit

“Short Notice: New Work from UNT Drawing & Painting,” featuring the work of eight MFA students from the College of Visual Arts and Design, will run through Oct. 22 at UNT on the Square.

“You’ll see different kinds of things,” said Matthew Bourbon, associate professor and program coordinator of painting and drawing. “There are people in the show who would be more traditional but our program is one where there is a lot of flexibility.”

Students whose work will be on display: Jim Wilson, Jieun Lim, Joanne Cervantes, Alison Jardine, Parisa Nozari, Jeremey Chavez, Kelsey Lampman, Susan Moore and Jamison L. LeBlanc.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The gallery is located at 109 N. Elm St. Admission is free.

Interfaith Ministries of Denton will host a wine and craft beer tasting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St.

Interfaith is a nonprofit ministry that provides emergency assistance for low-income families and individuals. The agency offers assistance for utilities, prescription medication, eyeglasses and transportation. The ministry also has a diaper depot for families who struggle to keep their infants and toddlers in clean diapers.

Audacity Brew House will provide beers to sample, and both wine and hors d’oeuvres will be catered by Classic Café. The Thad Bonduris Trio will perform.

Patrons must be 21 years old to attend. Tickets cost $65 to $110. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2ctGDKB. For more information, call 940-565-5479 or visit www.ifmdenton.org.

 


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