Two University of Cincinnati writers to read from their work at MU


Novelist Chris Bachelder and Danielle Cadena Deulen, a poet and essayist, will read from their work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Smith Hall 154 on Marshall University’s Huntington campus.

The readings, part of the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series at Marshall, are free to the public and will be followed by book signings.

Bachelder is a novelist, e-book pioneer and frequent contributor to the publications McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and The Believer. Born in Minneapolis, Minn., he grew up in Christiansburg, Va.

Bachelder received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Florida at Gainesville. His novel Lessons in Virtual Tour Photography was McSweeney’s first e-book, which earned more than 45,000 downloads by 2004.

Bachelder is best known for his scrapbook-style novels, Bear v. Shark (2001) and U.S.! (2006). His fourth and most recent book, Abbott Awaits, was published in 2011 at Louisiana State University Press. He currently lives in Ohio where he is an assistant professor of fiction in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at the University of Cincinnati.

Deulen’s collection of poems, Lovely Asunder, won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize and was published with the University of Arkansas Press in 2011. Her memoir, The Riots, published with University of Georgia Press in 2011, won the 2010 AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction, was a finalist for the 2011 Grub Street National Book Prize in Nonfiction, and won the 2012 Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) New Writers Award.

Formerly, she was a Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her poetry and essays have appeared in such journals as The Utne Reader, The Missouri Review, The Iowa Review, Smartish Pace, and The Indiana Review.

Deulen received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from George Mason University and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Utah. She currently lives in Ohio where she is an assistant professor of poetry in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at the University of Cincinnati.