Author and artist Kelcey Parker Ervick will be visiting Ball State University on October 26, 2017 at 8:30 PM in the Arts and Journalism Building (AJ) 225, and it is free and open to the public.
Kelcey Parker Ervick is the author of The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová, a hybrid work of biography, memoir, and art. Her previous books include Liliane’s Balcony (Rose Metal Press), a novella set at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, which won silver awards for the Independent Publishers, Foreward, and Eric Hoffer Books awards. Her story collection, For Sale By Owner (Kore Press), won the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award in Short Fiction and was a finalist for the 2012 Best Books of Indiana in Fiction.
She has received grants from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Her stories, essays, and collages have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous literary journals including Colorado Review, Passages North, Ilanot Review, Quarterly West, Booth, Notre Dame Review, The Common, Western Humanities Review, and Image. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati and teaches creative writing and literary collage at Indiana University South Bend. And she blogs, now and again.
Learn more about her
If you would like to learn more about Kelcey, we have prepared a collection of links to interviews with her and some of her published work.
- Interview at The Rumpus about her newest book, The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová
- Interview at Talking Writing about having a doctorate in creative writing, the background for Liliane’s Balcony, and blogging
- Interview at Connotation Press about Liliane’s Balcony and some of her other work
- “My Postcards to a Dead Author” at Talking Writing on writing The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová
- Authors Talk video podcast at Superstition Review on the images that inspired her writing and the history of Rene Magritte’s influence
- “Limberlost” at Booth, which was also featured in Winesburg, Indiana, A Fork River Anthology, edited by Michael Martone and Bryan Furuness
- “After the Lovers” at Superstition Review
Image + Text
- “The Fish” at Nashville Review
- “Earthquake in Indiana” at Tupelo Quarterly
- “How Cortés Conquered Mexico” at Quarterly West
- “no other story in the world was more authentic” at The Ilanot Review
Kelcey is one of two writers who will be at Ball State as a part of the Fall 2017 Visiting Writers Series; the next is Ira Sukrungruang on November 15, 2017.