Poet Jane Miller reading set for April 7

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Poet Jane Miller will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. April 7, with the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas serving as host.

Miller, a longtime member of the University of Arizona poetry faculty, is a visiting professor at UT, and her books include “Thunderbirds,” “The Greater Leisures”; and “Memory at These Speeds.” She has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.

The event will be held at the Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302, on the UT campus at the southeast corner of Speedway and 24th streets. It is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the UT San Jacinto Garage.

AMC approves drama series ‘The Son’

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A new TV series on AMC will be based on Austin author Philipp Meyer’s “The Son,” a sprawling epic with multiple viewpoints about the Texas oil industry.

The adaptation for TV was written by Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, all graduates of the Michener Center at the University of Texas.

AMC announced that it had approved the series at the recent Television Critics Association tour in California.

The series is being produced by Sonar Entertainment, with Kevin Murray as showrunner and executive producer. The series is expected to have 10 episodes, but it’s still unclear when it will make its TV debut.

I’ve written quite a bit about “The Son,” and if you’d like to see an earlier story, click here.