November 17, 2011 — University of Virginia alumna Darcey Steinke, author of "Easter Everywhere," will discuss her acclaimed memoir at U.Va. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Both talks are free and open to the public.
On Nov. 30, she will read at 8 p.m. in the U.Va. Bookstore as a Rea Visiting Lecturer.
On Dec. 1 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Jefferson Hall (Hotel C), West Range, she will speak to a class on "God and the Mystery of the World," taught by Charles Marsh, a professor of religious studies in the College of Arts & Sciences and director of the Project on Lived Theology, which is sponsoring the talk.
Steinke has also written four novels: "Up Through the Water," "Jesus Saves," "Suicide Blond" and "Milk." The first two were named New York Times Notable Books of the Year. "Suicide Blonde" was translated into seven languages.
Steinke has written extensively for magazines including Spin, Art Forum, George, The London Guardian Magazine, Mirabella, and The Village Voice. She edited a collection of essays with Rick Moody, "Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited."
She teaches creative writing in the graduate writing programs at the New School University, Columbia University and Goddard College.
She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from U.Va. in 1987 and was a Henry Hoyns Fellow.