Tribute to Don Heiney

On November 16, 2012, The UC Irvine Department of English, with support from Jennifer Cheng, Al Encinas, and Friends of the MFA in Writing, organized a tribute to Donald Heiney, held in the UCI University Club. (Click on the image at the far right below for the program.)

The event was attended by more than 200 friends and admirers of Donald Heiney/MacDonald Harris. (In fact, it was standing-room-only as the crowd spilled out into the adjacent lobby!)

Fifteen writers, many but not all former students of Heiney, offered their appreciations of his work and the effect he had on their personal and professional lives. These recollections were interspersed with short presentations of each of the novels of MacDonald Harris, most by current MFA students.

Presenters included:

Read the report by Ron Tonkovich on the event in the OC Weekly (also including his short review of The Carp Castle).

Special thanks to Michelle Latiolais (Widow, A Proper Knowledge, Even Now) for her efforts in putting this event together.

Last updated December 16, 2012