One is going to San Francisco Opera for a year’s residence, the other won a cash prize and recitals in London and Mexico City.
Posts Tagged 'University of North Texas'
Seven universities in Texas are shooting for Tier One status — and the state funding goodies that it’ll provide. Mostly, the competition is in high-cost research and increasing endowments. But there are other ways to upgrade – like in creative writing.
The University of North Texas just made poetry-writing a smidgen more financially rewarding in America. The Rilke Prize comes with $10,000 — for a book of poetry of “exceptional artistry” by a writer who already has at least two books in print.
First profiled on Art&Seek, author and UNT teacher Miroslav Penkov is now on NPR. His debut book is a bittersweet, slightly magical history of his native Bulgaria, complete with cross thieves, tragic lovers and a young man who buys the corpse of Lenin on eBay.
Miroslav Penkov teaches creative writing at UNT, and his debut story collection, ‘East of the West,’ has been getting excited reviews. He’s a long way from reading under-the-counter American novels in Bulgaria — and trying to imitate Stephen King.
Today in the roundup: A UNT painting professor shows new work, 24 Hour Video Race turns 10 and Mo Rocca tweets.
Today in the roundup: A chat with UNT’s Early Music scholars, a violin prodigy stops by the DSO and the trick to starring in your own play.
The triumph of ‘Moby-Dick’ was almost a year ago. But actually for the past three years, it seems as if composer Jake Heggie has barely had time to leave Texas — what with all the premieres, commissions and now, a residency at UNT.
Today in the roundup: Checking in on Jeremy Strick, mapping out your fall art tour and alumni art in Denton.
Today in the roundup: Shakespeare in togas, remembering Leon Breeden and the Phantom of Frisco.