Local National Public Radio station to air interview about Reading Series

Victoria residents can find out more about the University of Houston-Victoria/American Book Review Spring Reading Series when the regional National Public Radio affiliate airs an interview on Friday.

The five-minute interview with Jeffrey Di Leo, ABR editor/publisher and dean of the UHV School of Arts & Sciences, will air at about 12:20 p.m. during the “Victoria Arts” segment on KVRT-FM 90.7 in Victoria.

The interview will highlight the Spring Reading Series, which begins Jan. 22 with poetry critic and author Marjorie Perloff. She is scheduled to speak at noon in the Alcorn Auditorium of UHV’s University West building, 3007 N. Ben Wilson. Her free talk, “Why Teach Literature Anyway,” is open to the public.

Other authors scheduled to speak during the spring semester are:

  • Michael Martone, Feb. 19
  • John O’Brien, March 12
  • Zulfikar Ghose, April 2
  • Ana Castillo, April 30

ABR is a nonprofit, internationally distributed literary journal that is published six times a year. It began in 1977, moved to UHV in 2007 and now has a circulation of about 8,000. The journal specializes in reviews of works published by small presses.

For more information about the UHV/ABR Reading Series, go to

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paula Cobler