Guest writers speak to Dixie Forum on prose, poetry

ST. GEORGE — Offering attendees a look inside the world of prose and poetry, Caitlin Horrocks and W. Todd Kaneko will present about art forms Tuesday at noon at Dixie State University’s next installment in the “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series held in the the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus,225 S. 700 East, St. George. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Writer Caitlyn Horrocks to present at Dixie forum, location and date unspecified | Image courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News
Writer Caitlyn Horrocks to present at Dixie forum, location and date unspecified | Image courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

Caitlin Horrocks

In addition to writing the story collection “This Is Not Your City,” Horrocks has had stories appear in “The New Yorker,” “The Best American Short Stories,” “The O. Henry Prize Stories,” “The Pushcart Prize,” “The Paris Review” and “The Atlantic,” among other journals and anthologies.

She has received fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the MacDowell Colony. Horrocks currently teaches at Grand Valley State University as well as in the MFA program for writers at Warren Wilson College and is the fiction editor of “The Kenyon Review”.

W. Todd Kaneko

The author of “The Dead Wrestler Elegies,” Kaneko and has had his prose and poems appear in “Bellingham Review,” “Los Angeles Review,” “Barrelhouse,” “The Normal School,” “PANK” and “The Collagist.”

He has received fellowships from Kundiman and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he teaches at Grand Valley State University.

Writer Todd Kaneko Horrocks to present at Dixie forum, location and date unspecified, undated | Image courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News
Writer Todd Kaneko Horrocks to present at Dixie forum, location and date unspecified, undated | Image courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

About “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series

Dixie Forum is a lecture series designed to introduce the St. George community and DSU students, faculty and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. The weekly series will continue March 24, at noon in the Dunford Auditorium, when Caitlin Horrocks and Todd Kaneko present about poetry.

The remainder of the spring Dixie Forum schedule is below. All forums will be at noon on Tuesdays in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus.

  • March 31 |Ross D. Parke, presenting “Fatherhood: Remembering the Past, Imagining the Future”
  • April 7 | Josh Udall, presenting on cotton genomics and DNA sequencing
  • April 14 | David Wolske, creative director of Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press, presenting on typography and design
  • April 21 | Rico E. Del Sesto, Tracey O’Kelly, and the Sustainability Committee, presenting on Earth Day

Event details and resources

  • What: “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World”
  • When: Tuesday, March 24, at noon
  • Where: Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center, Dixie State University campus, 225 S. 700 East, St. George
  • Contact: DSU Forum coordinator John Burns at 435-879-4712 or burns@dixie.edu
  • Dixie forum website

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