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Notable Writer to Attend Quilt Coffeehouse Weekend

Published: February 03, 2006

Novelist and short story writer Pam Houston appears on campus as part of UT’s Quilt Coffeehouse Weekend on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. in the Plant Hall Music Room.  Admission is free. Quilt is UT’s student-run campus magazine of literature, art and photography.


Houston is the author of two collections of linked short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness (W. W. Norton), which won the 1993 Western States Book Award, and Waltzing the Cat (W. W. Norton), which won the Willa Award for Contemporary Fiction.  


Houston’s stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, and Best American Short Stories of the Century. Her first novel, Sight Hound, was published by W.W. Norton in January. She is director of creative writing at the University of California-Davis, and divides her time between Colorado and California.


UT’s Writers at the University program is sponsoring the event. For more information, call (813) 253-6216.