Arts & Humanities Society & Culture

Willson Center to present reading by author Suzanne Matson at Ciné

Athens, Ga. – Poet and novelist Suzanne Matson, a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Fiction Writing Fellow and Chair of English at Boston College, will read from her fiction Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at Ciné located at 234 W. Hancock Ave. The reading, sponsored by the University of Georgia Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, will take place in the Ciné Lab.

Matson’s novels include The Hunger Moon (W.W. Norton, 1997), which won a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and A Trick of Nature (W.W. Norton, 2000). Her most recent, The Tree-Sitter (W.W. Norton, 2006), was shortlisted for the L.L. Winship/ PEN New England Award. She has published two books of poetry, Durable Goods (Alice James Books, 1993) and Sea Level (Alice James Books, 1990), and her poems have been published in journals including Poetry, The American Poetry Review and The Harvard Review.

Matson’s autobiographical, literary and op-ed essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe and The Seattle Times.

Her reading is part of the Willson Center’s 2012-2013 Distinguished Artists and Lecturers series.

“It is an honor to have Suzanne Matson as one of our guests,” said Nicholas Allen, UGA professor and director of the Willson Center. “We are always delighted to bring talented artists and thinkers to Georgia, and especially to be able to share them with the Athens community through partnerships like our ongoing one with Ciné.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, see

UGA Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
The Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts is a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Research at UGA. In the service of its mission to promote research and creativity in the humanities and arts, the Willson Center sponsors and participates in numerous public events on and off the UGA campus throughout the academic year. It supports faculty through research grants, lectures, symposia, publications, visiting scholars, visiting artists, collaborative instruction, public conferences, exhibitions and performances. For more information, see