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Jan Beatty

Oct 16

Jan Beatty 

Wilson Hall - 4:30 PM

Jan Beatty’s fourth full-length book, The Switching/Yard, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in February, 2013. A limited edition chapbook, Ravage, was published by Lefty Blondie Press in 2012. Other books include Red Sugar, finalist for the 2009 Paterson Poetry Prize; Boneshaker, finalist, Milton Kessler Award; Mad River, Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize—all published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her chapbook, Ravenous, won the 1995 State Street Prize.

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Katie Ford

Sep 19

Katie Ford 

Wilson Hall - 4:30 PM

Katie Ford is the author of Deposition, Colosseum, and the forthcoming Blood Lyrics (Graywolf Press, 2014). Ford is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and the Larry Levis Prize. Colosseum was named among the “Best Books of 2008” by Publishers Weekly and the Virginia Quarterly Review. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Paris Review, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and many other journals. She teaches at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Philadelphia with her husband, the novelist Josh Emmons, and their young daughter.

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Visiting Arts Lecture: Jen Davis

Apr 16

Visiting Arts Lecture: Jen Davis 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Jen Davis is a New York based photographer. For the past 11 years she has been working on a series of Self-Portrait’s dealing with issues regarding beauty, identity, and body image. An accomplished photographer, she received her MFA from Yale University and has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

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Mary Gaitskill

Mar 12

Mary Gaitskill 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Mary Gaitskill is famous for her novels Two Girls, Fat and Thin and Veronica, which was nominated for the 2005 National Book Award.

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Fall Poetry Festival

Nov 17

Fall Poetry Festival 

Bey Hall - 9 AM

The day will consist of readings by nationally known poets, some of whom will conduct poetry workshops for participants. The keynote readers will be Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn and Cave Canem Fellow Rachel Eliza Griffiths. Stephen Dunn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Different Hours.

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Meena Alexander

Oct 16

Meena Alexander 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Meena Alexander considered one of the foremost Indian poets of her generation. Editor of Indian Love Poems and author of several other publications, her memoir Fault Lines was picked as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year.

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Josh Emmons

Sep 19

Josh Emmons 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Josh Emmons has written the novels “Prescription for a Superior Existence” and “The Loss of Leon Meed" and has also been given an honorable mention in "The Best American Non-required Reading.

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Visiting Writer: Naomi Shihab Nye

Apr 10

Visiting Writer: Naomi Shihab Nye 

Pollak Theatre - 4:30 PM

Author and/or editor of more than 25 volumes or poetry, Naomi Shihab Nye will read selections from her work.

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Natasha Trethewey

Mar 22

Natasha Trethewey 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Natasha Trethewey is author of Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; Native Guard, for which she won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize; Bellocq’s Ophelia, which was named a Notable Book for 2003 by the American Library Association; and Domestic Work

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Liliana Ursu

Feb 23

Liliana Ursu 

Magill Commons - 4:30 PM

Liliana Ursu Thursday, February 23 at 4 30 Club Rooms 107 108, Magill Commons Liliana Ursu, internationally acclaimed Romanian poet, was born in Sibiu, Romania, in 1949. Ursu has published eight books of poetry in Romanian. Her first book in English, The Sky

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Michael Waters

Nov 8

Michael Waters 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Michael Waters’ ten books of poetry include Gospel Night (2011); Darling Vulgarity (2006—finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize); Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems (2001—finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize)—these titles from BOA Editions—Bountiful (1992); The Burden Lifters (1989); and Anniversary of the Air (1985)—these titles from Carnegie Mellon UP. In 2011, Shoestring Press (UK) published Selected Poems.

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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.

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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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