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Washington University in St. Louis

The MFA Program Spring Reading Series 2018


:Visiting Hurst Professor Patricia Hampl is the author of five memoirs—A Romantic Education, Virgin Time, I Could Tell You Stories, Blue Arabesque, and The Art of the Wasted Day—and two collections of poetry. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship, among many other awards. She lives in St. Paul and is Regents Professor at the University of Minnesota.


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Event date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
Washington University
Duncker Hall, Hurst Lounge Rm 201
St. Louis, MO 63130
The Art of the Wasted Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525429647
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking - April 17th, 2018

The Florist's Daughter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156034036
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - January 1st, 2009

I Could Tell You Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393320312
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 1st, 2000

Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156033114
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Published: Harvest Books - October 1st, 2007

A Romantic Education Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393319057
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 17th, 1999

Virgin Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345384249
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 7th, 1993

Christine Ilewski

 Tarnished Trays

February 2nd – March 31st


Christine Ilewski lives in Alton, IL. She received her BFA from the Univ. of WI-Eau Claire and did Masters work at Lindenwood Univ. and SIUE, where she completed K-12 teaching certification. She taught in the U-City school district and has been the Visting Artist for Liquitex for 20 years, bringing a materials and methods workshop to university campuses around the midwest. She is also the founder/director of the nonprofit Faces Not Forgotten, a memorial project of portraits of young gun violence victims. 

Her studio work is primarily acrylic with multiple mixed media elements. The show will be up until March 31.



Event date: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
Subterranean Books
6275 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63130
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