UVA CW program welcomes writer Heidi Julavits

books-julavitsHeidi Julavits, author of The Uses of Enchantment and The Effect of Living Backwards and co-editor of The Believer, visits the UVA Creative Writing department as its first 2010 “mini” Rea Visiting Writer. Julavits will give a talk on craft at 6pm, Wednesday, November 10 in the Bryan Hall Faculty Lounge. She'll then give a fiction reading at 8pm, Thursday, November 11 at the UVA Bookstore.

According to associate director of the writing program Jeb Livingood, The Dungannon Foundation generously gave UVA a larger donation this year, allowing the program to have both full Rea Writers, who meet with students in private conferences, and the “mini” Rea writers, like Heidi Julavits, who visit for a shorter time but still give a talk and reading.