Overview of 2015-2016 Hurst Artist's in Residence:

Terrance Hayes, National Award-Winning Author will make his only Utah visit on February 18, 2016 and read for his latest collection of works entitled, How To Be Drawn.

Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Hayes has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and was featured in The New York Times Magazine. As an undergrad student in South Carolina, Hayes was named Academic All-American basketball player while studying Painting and English. After receiving his MFA, Hayes has spent nearly 20 years teaching around the globe. He is currently a professor of English at the University of Pittsburg. Hayes will be sharing his craft with residents of Northern Utah as he reads excerpts from his latest collection of poetry, How to be Drawn. Following the reading, there will be a Q&A for Hayes to share his knowledge and advice with attendees.

When: February 18, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. 

Where: Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts,                                                                       Eccles Theater 1901 University Circle Ogden, UT


Dean W. and Carol W. Hurst Artist-in-Residence Program 

About the Hurst Artist-in-Residence:

The Hurst Artist-in-Residence program was established in 1998 and is made possible by an endowment from Dean W. and Carol W. Hurst, Weber State University alumni and supporters of the university. This unique program enables world-renowned artists and scholars to visit Weber State University to interact and work directly with students, faculty, staff and the Northern Utah community. Each year, a committee selects the artist/scholars from proposals received by departments within the Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities.

About the Selection Process: 

Each fall, the Dean of the Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities will issue a call for proposals for the following academic year. A committee of at least three faculty members or staff reads and ranks all proposals. The Dean's Office is able to provide applicants with results of the review process before the end of fall semester.

Click here for a full calendar of deadlines and dates for the selection process.  

Past Hurst Artists-in-Residence:

  • 2015-2016: Rennie Harris (Dance); Terrance Hayes (English) 
  • 2014-2015: Jonathan Harris (Visual Art) and Ana Castillo (Foreign Languages) 
  • 2012-2013: Kristin Leahey (Theatre)
  • 2011-2012: Pam Houston (English) and Hummie Mann (Performing Arts)
  • 2010-2011: Linda Smith (Dance)
  • 2009-2010: Warren Lehrer (Visual Arts)
  • 2008-2009: Donald Byrd (Dance)
  • 2007-2008: Naomi Shihab Nye (English) and Bin Dahn (Visual Arts)
  • 2005-2006: Claire Bloom (Theatre)
  • 2004-2005: Anthony de Mare (Music)
  • 2003-2004: Peter Milton (Visual Arts)
  • 2002-2003: Orville Schell (Communication)
  • 2001-2002: Amelia Piano Trio (Music)
  • 2000-2001: Taylor 2 (Dance)
  • 1999-2000: Jane Hirschfield (English)
  • 1998-1999: Anthony Zerbe and Roscoe Brown (Theatre)

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Telitha E. Lindquist College
of Arts & Humanities

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