Today (March 17) is the 109th birthday of Missouri State University – the alma mater of the Little Rock Culture Vulture. It is also the alma mater for one of Arkansas’ most popular young writers, Kevin Brockmeier.
A graduate of Little Rock Parkview Arts & Science Magnet High School, Kevin will be one of the featured writers at the 2014 Arkansas Literary Festival. He has been a participant in every previous Arkansas Literary Festival as well.
His newest book is A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade. It is already receiving praise from writers, editors and literary professionals throughout the country – “Can’t put it down,” “sweet & brutal,” “excellent” are just some of the descriptions being used for this new book.
Kevin is the author of the novels The Illumination, The Brief History of the Dead, and The Truth About Celia; the children’s novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery; and the story collections Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. He lives in Little Rock, where he was raised.
The schedule for the 2014 Arkansas Literary Festival has not yet been released, but more information on this year’s festival is available at the ALF website.