The University of North Texas College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Department of English alums Cade Mason and Clinton Crockett Peters will step back on campus Thursday, March 2, to read from their works during the Creative Writing Alumni Reading event.
The in-person event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the University Union room 382.
Cade Mason's debut collection Engine Running: Essays, was a runner-up for the Ohio State University Press's Gournay Prize and was published by OSU's Mad Creek Books in December 2022 as part of their 21st Century Essays series. Through various essay forms, Mason's work--housed in DIAGRAM, Ninth Letter, Literary Hub, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere--frequently charts the landscape of his West Texas home, the portraiture and fracturing of a family, and the investigation of queerness against expectations of masculinity. He studied writing at the University of North Texas in Denton and earned his M.A. in 2021. Today he lives in Dallas, where he is currently a professor of English at Dallas College.
Clinton Crockett Peters professes creative writing at Berry College, the world's largest campus at 27,000 acres. He is the author of Pandora's Garden (2018), a finalist for the ASLE Award, and Mountain Madness (2021), both from the UGA Press. He's published over 50 essays, including Best American Essays 2020, Southern Review, Threepenny Review, Orion, Fourth Genre, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. He's won prizes from Iowa Review, Shenandoah, North American Review, and others. In previous lives, he guided backpackers and kayakers, taught English in Kosuge Village, Japan (population: 900), and spun records as a radio DJ (his handle: Cheezestyx). He graduated from UNT with a Ph.D. in 2018. He is afraid of sloths.
The event is free and open to the public.
Creative Writing offers a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in creative writing, an M.A. in creative writing, and an undergraduate major with a concentration in creative writing. At UNT, we've fostered a thriving literary community enriched by our Visiting Writers Series and by national journal, American Literary Review.