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Nick Flynn

Oct 6

Nick Flynn 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Nick Flynn is the author of two memoirs, The Ticking is the Bomb: A Memoir of Bewilderment (Norton, 2010) and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (Norton, 2004), which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir and has been translated into 13 languages.

Free Event


Shara McCallum

Sep 15

Shara McCallum 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Shara McCallum is the author of three collections of poetry, This Strange Land(Alice James Books, April 2011), Song of Thieves (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003), and The Water Between Us (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999).

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Jennifer Grotz

Apr 26

Jennifer Grotz 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Jennifer Grotz's second book of poems, The Needle, is forthcoming in Spring 2011. Her first book of poems, Cusp, was chosen by Yusef Komunyakaa for the Bakeless Prize and also received the Natalie Ornish Best First Book Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. Her poems, essays and translations from both the French and Polish appear widely in journals such as New England Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and American Poetry Review, and in anthologies such as Best American Poetry and Legitimate Dangers. She teaches poetry and translation at the University of Rochester and also serves as the assistant director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

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Andrei Codrescu

Mar 22

Andrei Codrescu 

Wilson Auditorium - 7 PM

On the first night, Codrescu will discuss the politics and culture(s) of East and West, the collapse of communism (which he covered for the U.S. media) and its aftermath, and the historical and literary changes that are reshaping Eastern Europe and informing his own relations to spaces of origin or adoption. On the second night, he will be reading from his new book, The Poetry Lesson (Princeton University Press, 2010).

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David St. John

Oct 14

David St. John 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

David St. John has been honored, over the course of his career, with many of the most significant prizes for poets, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, both the Rome Fellowship and an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the O. B. Hardison Prize (a career award for teaching and poetic achievement) from The Folger Shakespeare Library, and a grant from the Ingram Merrill Foundation.

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Mihaela Mosculiuc

Sep 21

Mihaela Mosculiuc 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Born and raised in Romania, Mihaela Moscaliuc came to the United States in 1996 to complete graduate work in American literature. She received an M.A. from Salisbury University, an M.F.A. in poetry from New England College, and a Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Maryland.

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Nicole Cooley

Apr 27

Nicole Cooley 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Nicole Cooley grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her new book of poems, Breach, about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, will be published by Louisiana State University Press in March 2010. Her first book of poetry, Resurrection, won the 1995 Walt Whitman Award and was published by LSU Press in 1996.

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Colm Tóibín

Mar 25

Colm Tóibín 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Tóibín was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of six novels including The Blackwater Lightship and The Master, both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and the winner of a Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

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Matthew and Michael Dickman

Dec 9

Matthew and Michael Dickman 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Twin brothers, both authors have been profiled in Poets & Writers and The New Yorker.

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Willis, Aliki and Tony Barnstone

Oct 15

Willis, Aliki and Tony Barnstone 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Willis Barnstone taught in Greece at the end of the civil war (1949-51), in Buenos Aires during the Dirty War, and during the Cultural Revolution went to China, where he was later a Fulbright Professor of American Literature at Beijing Foreign Studies University (1984-1985); Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, critic, and editor; and Tony Barnstone is The Albert Upton Professor of English Language and Literature at Whittier College and holds a Masters in English and Creative Writing and Ph.D. in English Literature from U.C. Berkeley.

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